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Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac?

Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac? In other words, in order to save energy, should I pull the power cord out of the wall after my Mac has been recharged?
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“Energy Saver” -> “Turn display off after” value restores after reboot, how to fix it?

I have a mac mini: Since my monitor doesn't play well with it, which takes a very long time to display correctly after system sleep, I changed the "Energy Saver" -> "turn display off after" to "never"...
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Get MacBopok Pro to just SLEEP the normal way

I've read practically every question and answer I can find that mention the pmset command, after I discovered it was behind the most frustrating thing about my new MacBook Pro. I say MY MacBook Pro, ...
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What is this no-name item in Activity Monitor's Energy tab?

I'm running macOS High Sierra and just noticed a couple of these processes with an icon but no name. See screenshot below.
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Prevent MacBook Pro 2016 from sleeping (High Sierra)

I need to prevent my 13" 2016 MacBook Pro from sleeping. I'm using the Sonnet Echo Express III-D and when the Mac sleeps, all cards in the devices are disconnected and won't come back until the Mac is ...
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Automatically Inhibit sleep while transferring files over the network?

I was transferring some files over the network and my macbook pro just fell asleep. I had the "Wake for network traffic" in Preferences>Energy checked. I am using High Sierra. It doesn't sound like ...
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idle power consumption of MagSafe 2 45 W A1436 Power Supply

The title says it: plugged into the wall (120vac), but disconnected from the MacBook Air, how much power is consumed by the power supply?
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Spotlight taking a lot of power on macOS

I recently installed macOS, but I have noticed that "Spotlight.app" has had high CPU usage. It is not indexing.
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Extreme energy usage by Spotlight

I recently (two days ago) updated to El Capitan on my work machine (15" MBP, Mid 2015, 2.5 GHz Core i7, 16GB ram, R9 M370X, 500GB SSD) and ever since then, Spotlight has been draining my battery and ...
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How to stop OS X from system sleep when the Display sleeps?

On OS X Yosemite I found that all operations interupt once I switch of the monitor for a while. Most notabaly copy processes of large files, simply pause. Every time OS X puts the Display to sleep (or ...
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Is firefox hiding from the energy monitor?

Since Firefox 38, it is no longer showing in the activity monitor in the energy tab, are other people experiencing this? How can a process hide from the energy monitor in the first place? I think ...
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How to make Energy Saver Schedule to Shutdown when logged out

I have an iMac with the Energy Saver schedule to turn off at a specific time and then restart in the morning. It does not work if I am logged out. How do I make it work if no one is logged in?
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Schedule a Mac to sleep, just one time

Is it possible to schedule a Mac to sleep just one time? I know I can set a schedule for it, but I want to have control over it. So occasionally I'll go to bed but leave a file transferring, and I ...
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Energy impact from terminal

Is there a command available that displays the Energy Impact from the terminal? Top doesn't display this info.
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Can my retina MacBook Pro SSD drive go to sleep?

In energy settings there are several options concerning the power consumption of you mac, like dim display, app nap, but also "Put harddisk to sleep when possible". To my knowledge, an HD hard disk ...
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Why does pmset -g return sleep 1

When running pmset -g, the sleep value (putting the system to sleep) is set to 1 (sleep prevented by coreaudiod) I have set my screen saver to show after 10 minutes of inactivity. I then set my ...
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How to make the iMac go to sleep after certain amount of time?

My MacBook Pro has settings for putting the Mac to sleep after a certain amount of idle time. My iMac does not have that setting. See the screenshot (sorry, it's in German). I want to make sure that ...
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Where did the MacPro 6,1 “Computer Sleep” setting go?

Anybody got a clue where the MacPro6,1 power / sleep setting went? The only thing I can set is the "Turn display off after" slider. On my old MacPro2,1 there were two settings: Computer sleep ...
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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 (...
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How do I force my MacBook Air into “hibernation” mode?

I have a MacBookAir3,2 (late 2010) running 10.9.3. I want to be able to force the machine to immediately go into "hibernation" mode, but it seems impossible. The usual answer that I have seen is ...