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I use a program called "NoSleep". It allows me to do exactly that - helps me download updates, for example, while I go home from work. You can get it from here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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When you wake a Mac from hibernation, RAM got written to disk and power removed from memory. Then, at wake, it gets read back into RAM. This takes longer than normal, or standby sleep (depending on the delay set) and is visible at wake time by showing an Apple symbol and progress bar underneath (white time markers filling up). Also running the following ...


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You can keep your Mac on forever when you need to (including while AirPlaying) without digging into settings if you download the Mac app Caffeine. With Caffeine, a coffee mug will appear on your Mac's menu bar. Just click it to prevent your Mac from sleeping indefinitely, and click it again to allow it to sleep. This is a very simple method of keeping your ...


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Try something like this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12 With just a click you can keep the display on for a set or indefinite amount of time.


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There is a command line program called caffeinate that will prevent the machine from sleeping, that is a free alternative to the available applications in the store. You can run it without any options and it will stay awake for as long as caffeinate is running, or you can specify a -t (timeout in seconds) that it will hold the machine awake for. There are ...


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Not sure if this is really a good idea, but you can run this (as yourself, not root) in Terminal: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.AddressBook.SourceSync.plist FWIW, I had the same problem and even after following the instructions in Tetsujin's link, turning off all Contacts accounts in System Preferences, logging out of iCloud, ...


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In my case the issue was related exactly to VMWare. Before putting my laptop to sleep I suspend the VM and the issue doesn't happen. That's a "pause" button in the VMWare UI.


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I have finally figured out how to do this: pmset displaysleepnow That will actually put the display to sleep without suspending the entire machine. Amazing how hard it is to figure out how to do something so basic.


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Wake: caffeinate -u -t 2 Sleep: pmset displaysleepnow



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