I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and OS: 10.13.6

My pmset outputs:

$ pmset -g
System-wide power settings:
Currently in use:
 standbydelay         10800
 standby              1
 womp                 1
 halfdim              1
 hibernatefile        /var/vm/sleepimage
 powernap             1
 gpuswitch            2
 networkoversleep     0
 disksleep            0
 sleep                0 (sleep prevented by coreaudiod, Google Chrome)
 autopoweroffdelay    28800
 hibernatemode        3
 autopoweroff         1
 ttyskeepawake        1
 displaysleep         20
 acwake               0
 lidwake              0

You can see that I have set lidwake to 0. But, I did two tests:

1, Close the lid, and then open the lid. The display and system just turned on.

2, TopLeft Apple logo --> Sleep --> Close the lid. Then open the lid. The display and system turned on again.

Why does this happen? I just want to prevent my macbook awake when I open the lid.

When it works, I think it will be awake only when I press any keys on the keyboard, is this right? If this is right, how to wake the system and display only when I press the power button? This is kinda second question. You can ignore the second question.


I found link1 link2 link3 link4 having the same issue. And all the discussions end up no solution... What a pity!

  • did you use sudo pmset lidwake 0 – Ruskes Nov 28 '18 at 5:08
  • @Buscar웃 yeah, actually, it's sudo pmset -a lidwake 0. I also did full shutdown and reboot to test. This never works. – sgon00 Nov 28 '18 at 5:19
  • does it even go to sleep with lid closed ? – Ruskes Nov 28 '18 at 5:37
  • @Buscar웃 that is another interesting topic. How do I know? I think it goes to sleep when the lid is closed. but who can tell? That is impossible to tell. At least, I don't hear the fans, I don't see any lights. I even use  → Sleep before closing the lid. I think it should be in a sleep mode. But who knows? – sgon00 Nov 28 '18 at 5:42
  • you can see it in the console – Ruskes Nov 28 '18 at 5:46

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