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Summary: "I come back to work the system is locked down (i.e. I have to put my password), which is fine, and all applications are closed. They do however re-start and try to recover the state as I left them." This sounds like you're actually logging out and back in, whereas what you want is to just require a password when waking (but remain logged ...


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It sounds like your Mac is set to automatically log you out after a period of inactivity. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu in the top-left corner. Open the "Security & Privacy" preference pane. Click on the "Advanced..." button in the bottom-right corner. You may need to unlock the pane using the padlock icon in the bottom-left corner. I ...


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No - Power Nap is extremely selective about what activities it will take on and thus far, no third party hooks or API is provided by Apple to allow someone to easily modify what happens when the OS wakes from a nap. Clearly, someone could reverse engineer things and come along with a solution, but that hasn't happened yet. If they do, we can surely come ...


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Hard disk drive failure A few weeks ago I found similar symptoms with a colleague's iMac: sometimes it behaved as if no drive was installed sometimes during normal use, the Mac stopped working (not a total freeze; the reported symptoms were as if there was an I/O issue) – this was less likely to occur if the Mac was cool in FireWire target disk mode, ...


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I was hoping to figure out how to do this with the pmset utility (man page). I feel like it's possible, but I couldn't see anything obvious (to me) looking through the options. Anyway, here's another app that will do what you want: https://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/


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The power adapter is required for closed display mode on any Apple portable machine, without it you can't use closed display mode. Reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131 There is however a third party solution, called Caffine. Which when enabled, forces the mac to stay on until the battery dies, it won't ever sleep. ...


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The sleep settings have changed due to the new Haswell chips. Because wake-up from sleep is so quick now, and because of the new automatic sleep modes in the CPU, the only thing drawing significant power is the display. Therefore, Apple deemed a sleep setting was only necessary for the display. Click that last Power Nap checkbox if you want the computer to ...


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Did you try unticking "Automatisches Aktivieren des Computerruhezustandes bei ausgeschaltetem Display außer Kraft setzen"? Then there should be another Slider which allows you to set the automatic Sleep.


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Try putting the monitor to sleep by pressing control+shift+⏏. This will turn off your display and should leave the computer on. Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343


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Do you perhaps have a schedule set to sleep the system? System Prefs > Energy Saver > Schedule button, or pmset -g sched (just sched).


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10.9.4 purports to fix sleep-wake issues. I know on my rMBP (pre-Haswell) I'd have a similar issue after disconnecting from a Thunderbolt display, and it's been resolved since upgrading.


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You should check out this software called No Sleep. What is does is it keeps your computer awake even if the lid is closed. This is extremely useful if this is what you're looking for.


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Apple has decided that this is likely a hardware issue (tho they were not able to definitively identify it, they suspected the video card) and has agreed to exchange the unit for a new one.


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OS X 10.9.4 fixes a long-standing bug in Mavericks related to wi-fi connections coming out of sleep. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6281?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


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Your question specifically asked for making your MacBook more secure when you leave your desk. Here are a couple more suggestions for you to consider depending our your needs: In Keychain Access.app each Keychain can have its own lock settings. By default you should have a login and a System keychain. Right click on the keychain and you can set it to ...


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You can't be 100% sure that the display will lock when closing the lid. The only way you can be sure is to lock the screen before you close the lid and then close it. I use LaunchBar to lock the screen with key commands and/or sleep the OS. The exceptions to locking are when the machine detects that a closed clamshell event has happened (connected to ...


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If you want to make sure the external display goes to sleep when you close your macbook, make sure you don't have a power adapter, external keyboard, or mouse connected, then close the lid. Reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131 If you want the machine to require password after you sleep it:


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I made a function inside my ~/.bash_profile, like so: # ~/.bash_profile # wrap ssh so computer doesn't go to sleep ssh() { echo "caffeinating ssh session..." LC_CTYPE= # fix issue with UTF8 on server caffeinate -i ssh "$@" } Now when I use my "common" the ssh command it get wrapped in caffeinate therefore keeps the system from going to sleep. ...



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