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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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Mac does not automatically restart when power is re-applied after `shutdown -hu now`

I want to have a Mac Mini automatically boot when power is applied, as I cannot conveniently reach its power button, because it resides inside an art installation, where the power will be shut down ...
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How do I require password prompt EVERY time I close my MacBook's lid?

This doesn't seem to always work. Also (perhaps related?): when I close the lid of the laptop when it's connected to the Thunderbolt display, how do I make the display go black? Basically, I am ...
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How can I alternate stopping the spinning disk and the fans?

I have a little bit of noise that I'd like to eliminate. It only bothers me in the dead of night, but at that time complete silence is a true blessing. My Macbook Pro has a spinning disk and two ...
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How can I manually disable secure input?

Since upgrading to 10.11 I've noticed that Secure Input regularly fails to disable itself when I wake my Mac from sleep and type my password in. I know this because TextExpander starts telling me that ...
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Macbook pro never goes to sleep

I got a brand new mid-2015 macbook pro 15", OSX 10.11.3. Display never turns off even it is configured to turn off after 10 mins in power adapter AND in battery mode. Screen saver (aerial) stays ...
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Junk mail filter for iPhone via imap

I have: Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.10.2 iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.3 On my computer I run Mail, which checks the email every 1 min. On my iPhone it runs every 15 mins. So most of the time, ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook from sleeping when downloading apps from the App Store

When I try to download large apps from the App Store whether on battery or AC power the displays turns off after time set and downloading also stops. The Energy Saver preferences are set to ...
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MacBook Pro fails to wake from hibernate, reboots instead

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid 2015) running MacOS 10.11.3. When I close the lid it sleeps ok, and wakes when I open the lid with a password prompt, which is what I would expect. But if I ...
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7, Boot Camp)

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and ...
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Mac mini set to never sleep, but seems to be sleeping anyway (does not respond to network)

I've enabled SSH into my mac mini (late 2012 running OS X 10.9.3), and have the energy saver settings set so that the display sleeps after 10 minutes, and the computer is set to never sleep. If the ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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2013 Retina Macbook Pro Turn off and back on when opening the lid

This only happens sometimes but it bothers me because I have to wait for all the script I got to load again. I cannot figure why is it happening. Here is the log: 2016-02-06 20:12:17 +0100 ...
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How has it suddenly become so much faster to wake OS X from “safe sleep”?

Because I'm super paranoid about security, I configure my MacBook to always "safe sleep" and destroy its FileVault key on entering standby: $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 DestroyFVKeyOnStandby 1 ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Restarting Because of Problem After Installing

I installed a Samsung 850 Evo (250 GB) in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro recently. I also took out two 2 GB RAM modules and put in a single 8 GB module. Now if I put my machine into sleep mode it will ...
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Change in sleep behaviour on MacBook Pro and ignoring settings on Yosemite

Recently (possibly since the 10.10.5 upgrade, but not sure) my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (non-retina) changed its sleeping behavior and I cannot seem to restore it. For years, I used a 48 hour hibernate ...
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It wakes up the Mac to Leave an Android device connected via USB and Android Studio running

It does not on Windows, but on OS X, it wakes up the computer from sleep. If Android Studio is not running it does not wake up. Steps to reproduce Connect an Android device (I used a Nexus 7 2013). ...
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Mac Pro loses network connection after wake from sleep since Yosemite upgrade

I have a really strange issue since i updated to Yosemite. When i wake up my 2012 Mac Pro, the network connection is totally lost. Output from dmesg (sorry, couldn't copy/paste at this time): - Nic ...
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MacBook Air 2013 screen issues after sleep

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Air (2013). Whenever the system enters hibernation, as it does after a couple of hours of sleep, the screen gets distorted when it comes back from sleep. When ...
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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MacBook not sleeping when I close the lid

My MacBook has never slept when I close the lid. I´ve tried all the remedies listed here in the forum from resets to experimenting with pmset settings. Should my MacBook sleep as soon as I close the ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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Recurring kernel panic when waking from sleep — can anyone tell me what this report means?

Hello — I'm experiencing kernel panics every single time my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz, Intel i7) wakes from sleep. Running El Capitan 10.11.3. I look at the reports, but they are entirely greek to ...
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“You restarted/Computer restarted because of a problem” on wakeup, Evernote?

For the last few days I've been getting scared because of these messages that appear very frequently on wakeup, and almost always when I wakeup after a long duration. Sometimes it says "you restarted ...
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OS X Yosemite attempts to eject external drives after sleep

I have 2 external drives that I use respectively for Time Machine and for all my work. I installed OS X Yosemite today and now every time my iMac goes to sleep (I never turn my macs off) it attempts ...
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Sleep mode on Mac OS X, don't wake up again

I have a MBP 13 (OSX El Capitan 10.11.2) with two external monitors. After a while when I do nothing my MBP switch to the sleep mode. The problem is that sometime it don't wake up again when I move ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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How to go from clamshell to sleep

I'm working with a 2013 Macbook Pro in clamshell mode using a 2012 Cinema display (on the display port) and magic keyboard and trackpad. When I leave the office, I would like to put the computer to ...
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  ...
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How to put a Mac to sleep after display disconnect using AppleScript?

I would like to solve the issue from this question, namely, after disconnecting a Cinema display from a clamshell MacBook I would like to let the MacBook go to sleep without opening and closing the ...
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2015 Macbook Pro sleep prevented by AddressBookSourceSync

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 2015 and when I put it to "sleep" it would still drain some battery. I tried to follow instructions in My MacBook won't go to sleep anymore but still can't get ...
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2015 MBP doesn't want to wake up in the morning

Can you help me figure out why my MBP never wants to wake up in the morning? It's a Mid-2015 15in i7. I've looked around for similar posts but most are for older Macs and the solutions presented ...
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Schedule a Mac to sleep, just one time

Is it possible to schedule a Mac to sleep just one time? I know I can set a schedule for it, but I want to have control over it. So occasionally I'll go to bed but leave a file transferring, and I ...
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How to fix the time display at the top of the screen flashing?

Sometimes when I unlock my iPhone 6s 64Gb with iOS 9.2 the time display at the top of the screen flashes or the whole display at the top of the screen (signal strength time and battery) takes a second ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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Power button, keyboard not functional after thermal place replacement (MacBook Pro 13, Late 2011)

After some searching on the internet, I have been struggling to reconnect the keyboard to the MacBook Pro after taking out the logic board to replace the aging thermal paste. I was following the ...
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Specific hotkey instead of any key to wake monitor?

I'd like the monitor on my Mac to stay asleep unless I specifically choose to wake it, but it wakes when any key is pressed. This is a problem because I use a remote that triggers hotkeys to do all ...
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how to find out the start time of last sleep

Is there a command to find the date and time at which a Macintosh computer last entered the sleep mode?
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MacBook Pro reboot twice every time I wake it up from sleep mode

I'm wondering if I need to migrate to Linux to have a functioning OS.. Anyway, my problem is present from Mavericks till El Capitan and is about rebooting twice every time I wake my MacBook Pro from ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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How to disable Clamshell mode in Yosemite?

I have my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro attached to an external display. I use both displays. At night, when I leave my computer, I want to close the lid to put the Mac to sleep. Since Lion, there is ...
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Using The Terminal Command to Shutdown, Restart and Sleep My Mac?

I'm getting more interested in using Terminal as an alternative way to address solutions on my Mac. I have seen this question entitled "Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?". I would ...
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Strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. I've been experiencing strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up. It seems that when I wake up multiple strange things can happen: Wi-Fi shows as ...
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Mystery process put mac mini to sleep

I have a program running on a mac mini that I want to never go to sleep. I have set up the power settings to hopefully make this the case: pmset -g Active Profiles: AC Power -1* Currently in ...
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Difficulties with El Capitan SIP

On installing the new OS a problem with logging on after the machine has been asleep started immediately. Occasionally my keyboard input is ignored and, after a brief pause, junk was loaded into the ...
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El Capitan - MBP Retina rebooting during sleep

I'm running 10.11.2 on a 15" MBP Retina (Mid2015) and experiencing a regular issue where the computer is experiencing sleep/wake failure (happens about once every 8-12 days). The report isn't showing ...
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Is there a way to not require a password for login when I am at home but still require one everywhere else

I am looking for a way to automatically login to my computer when waking from sleep/startup when I am at my home/connected to my home wifi; but when for example I am at school or not connected to my ...
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Monitor not waking up after switching KVM input

I'm using a 2-port KVM switch between my Mac Mini and a Ubuntu desktop computer. I have no problems with the Ubuntu machine waking up when I switch to the inputs. However, when I switch over to the ...
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Turn display off and leave MacBook Pro running

I run some iMacro scripts through Firefox every so often on my MacBook Pro and I like to turn my display off while they're running. I've been accomplishing this for the past year with the following ...