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To see what the current sleep mode is (in Terminal): pmset -g | grep hibernatemode To change the sleep mode to hibernate: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 To set back to the default: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 3 More info: tutsplus - how to hibernate a mac
Hibernate only (not sleep) when closing the lid: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 And to go back to "normal" behavior: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 3 As for the sleep behavior with an open lid, just slide the Computer sleep timer to Neverin System Preferences > Energy Saver. Alternatively do sudo pmset -a sleep 0
You should be able to use Ctrl + Shift + Eject, this puts the mac to sleep. On a Macbook you need to use Ctrl + Shift + Power since there is no eject button (unless you are using an external keyboard).
Yes with time you can do like Ender says, or simply do it directly by clicking on the Apple on the top-left corner and click Suspend Activity (Go in sleeping mode)
You can find these options in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Drag the "Computer Sleep:" slider to the left. Note that for newer Apple portables, Yosemite combines the sleep and display sleep option: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2013-mba-no-computer-sleep-setting-wtf-heres-why.1598329/
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