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Screen Saver is under System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver, not System Preferences > Energy Saver. Simply navigate to this preference pane, then in the bottom left corner, select the Start after: menu and choose Never.


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I'm using an app called Caffeine. It's free and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. Link: https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/caffeine/id411246225?mt=12


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In addition to the "sleep corner" mentioned in Tetsujin's answer, there is also a small app out there called Caffeine which you can use to prevent the machine (and thus display as well) from sleeping. Note that it will even stop a laptop from sleeping when the lid is shut, so be sure to disable it. There are also alternatives like Amphetamine and Owly that ...


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The is a firmware update that can help resolve this issue: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201158 One reason I think it occurred for me is the adapter that was in use. Hope this helps.


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Try System Prefs > Desktop & Screen Saver > Hot Corners. I have mine set like this... just shove the cursor to the top left of the main screen & no more nodding off...


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I found the answer after pulling my hair for a few days... I actually had to tick the "Displays have separate Spaces" option in System Preferences => Mission Control Does this setting depend on the monitor that is plugged in? I would suppose the answer is yes, otherwise it would not work with my home monitor... To be tested and confirmed!


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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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Open a command line and type uptime. It will tell you how long since you last rebooted, which doesn't count sleep or hibernating.


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This shortcut isn't defined. You could write a small shell script: cat >hibernate <<eof /usr/bin/sudo pmset hibernatemode 25 pmset sleepnow /usr/bin/sudo pmset hibernatemode 3 eof make it executable: chmod u+x hibernate and test it: ./hibernate This small shell script will ask you your password and won't echo it to get admin priviledge, ...


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Option-Command-Power/Eject will put your computer to sleep. Additionally, this article from Cult of Mac and this support page from Apple provides some additional details. From the Apple support page linked above: Control–Command–Power button: Force your Mac to restart. Control–Shift–(Power button or Media Eject): Put your displays to sleep. ...


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I struggled with the problem for months without any luck; the computer was unable to sleep, the sleep option on the apple menu was greyed out, pmset -g assertions (the most popular suggested solution to find ongoing processes) didn't return any result, and resetting the SMC didn't work. Today I finally found the solution that worked for mine sudo pmset -a ...


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If you have Filevault enabled and don't get the EFI authentication screen (apple.com > HT204156), you're not waking from standby. You should be prompted for creds twice: once by EFI for Filevault, then a progress bar as the Filevault volume is mounted and hibernation image restored, then a second authentication from the OS to log back in. sudo pmset -f log ...


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I suggest Amphetamine, downloadable from the app store or here. Using the app, you can set up custom periods for your computer to sleep.


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There is a simple hardware switch for muting / unmuting yourself on phone calls. It works with all earpods and all devices, including androids, tablets, and laptops. http://www.jackflip.co


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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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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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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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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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I had this problem with my MBP and iMac 5K (wake up in sleep mode automatically. It was actually the Google Drive app's fault; after I removed it, the problem was solved.


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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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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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I did it with sudo shutdown -s now. Note that you will need administrator privilege to do this though.


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


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


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Take a look at the open source github project maclock By default, it just launches the screensaver, but you can put the display to sleep with: maclock --display Under the covers, it is a bash script that is essentially just calling: pmset displaysleepnow


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I've noticed the same thing, but only when there was a notification on the lock screen. I'm chalking it up to that, and not worrying about it. But still interested to learn more if anyone knows anything.


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have a look at: http://www.mac-forums.com/apple-notebooks/273332-2nd-internal-hard-drive-ejects-sleep.html It seems to be the caddy.



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