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will my code keep running when Mac is in sleep mode?

I am running a code with AMPL. its very heavy model. I am wondering will my code keep running if my Mac is in sleep mode or if I close lid? my Mac is pro 13 inch 2019. when I started run the code ...
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Macbook PRO 2017 touchbar - Screen won't turn on sometimes

Sometimes when I open the lid of my MBP, the screen won't turn on. No black screen - the screen is just completely off. macOS is definitely running on the background, since I hear sounds, the touch ...
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Prevent Mac to sleep when lid closed on Mojave

So I saw a lots of old discussion on this topic, but I'm trying to find out an actual solution that still works on Mojave, without the use of external monitor/keyboard/mouse/with power adapter. When ...
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MacBook lid opened while away (possible bug?)

I was recently trying out the command: log show —style syslog | fgrep ”Wake” I noticed that there were two EC.Lidopen events at a time when I had left the MacBook in my locked apartment. The two logs ...
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My MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not go to sleep after Mojave update [10.14.3]

Ever since upgrading to the latest version of Mojave[10.14.3], my MacBook Air (MBA) (13-inch, 2017) refuses to sleep with the lid down in the default settings on battery power. This leads to severe ...
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Macbook pro 2017 backlight error

My Macbook has an error after lid close - lid open: Macbook is on, and music on. Lid close => music stop Lid open, the screen looks like the brightness was decreased to minimal, but the music resumes....
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External display isn't used if lid is closed

I want to be able to use a macbook with external display with closed lid, but it cannot do that. As soon as I close the lid, there's no signal to the display and no amount of keystrokes on external ...
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Macbook Pro - Turn off display with the lid open for High Sierra

What is the command line equivalent to do this for High Sierra? I'm referencing this thread here that had it working on Yosemite. Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external ...
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My MBP's touch bar turns off every time I close the lid

Every time I close the lid of my brand new MBP, the touch bar (including the Touch ID) turns off and stop working, and only turns back on the next time I restart the computer. I can't use the Touch ...
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Why is it required to have your MacBook Pro plugged-in in closed-clamshell mode with an external display attached?

open MacBook Pro + connected external display -> no power cable required closed MacBook Pro + connected external display -> power cable required Why? Why not allow or require it in both cases? Why ...
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Hibernate a MacBook

I have a 12" MacBook and I can successfully hibernate it using pmset (I know for sure it's really hibernating because waking up the laptop shows a progress bar during the resume process). ...
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How to make MacBook require password after closing lid but NOT after sleep/screensaver?

For both battery-life and environmental reasons, I prefer my MacBook (Sierra) to enter sleep mode fairly quickly if I'm not using it. For security reasons, I would like for it always to require a ...
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On lid open Macbook Pro 2016 boots automatically - after turning off I need to juggle 10 seconds with the touch id power button to boot

I have the late 2015 (15 inch) MacBook Pro. By default it turns on when laptop lid is open. This is not good for me, sometimes I open the lid on weak battery to make sure it's not turned on, so I ...
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How to keep MacBook awake with lid closed + extended display?

Specs: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 MacBook Pro 15-inch, early 2011 Basically, when I connect my projector and extend the display, after closing the lid, MacBook "extended display" option cancels out and I ...
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Secret to long-lasting relationship: Shut Down or Close Lid? [duplicate]

The guy at the Apple store was like: "I just close the lid, and that works fine for me. I also shut it down every 1 (or 2) weeks, to clear the RAM". That makes sense, but it sounds like his personal ...
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How to Prevent macbook from sleeping when the lid is closed?

When I close the lid, it goes to sleep mode. But sometimes I need my MacBook awake even when the lid is closed while downloading a very large file from the internet or listening to iTunes playlists. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for hibernate 25 on a macbookpro retina, without changing power settings?

Question Details: Is it possible to make your macbookpro retina (2015) to hibernate (hibernate mode 25 i.e. fully powered off) via a shortcut? I still want it to go to sleep (the usual default ...
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Mac book Air Does not start without charger connected

When I close the lid of my macbook then it does not boot on opening the lid again. The battery is 100% charged, It boots only when I connect the charger and takes 3-4 minutes charge before it starts ...
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not optimum mode message on samsung monitor when I close the lid

For some reason, my samsung monitor started giving me some problems when I use it with my mac pro. It works perfectly on PC, and it used to work perfectly on my mac too, but recently when I connect it ...
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MacBook Pro 13 doesn't fall asleep when the lid closed

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro 13'. I've faced a strange problem: my Macbook does NOT switch into sleep mode when the lid closed. Same when open the lid - it does not wake. Instead of closing/opening ...
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How to disable Clamshell mode in Yosemite?

I have my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro attached to an external display. I use both displays. At night, when I leave my computer, I want to close the lid to put the Mac to sleep. Since Lion, there is ...
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List of all dates+times when I used my MacBook?

I need a list of the periods of times I used my MacBook throughout the last 30 days. It would be sufficient to have a list of all lid-open and lid-close datetimes (because I close the lid whenever I ...
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How do I disable requirement to enter password after I close and reopen the lid?

I don't like having to re-enter my password if I've just closed the lid for only 5 - 10 minutes. How can I disable this? I've already tried going to System Preferences --> Security & Privacy, ...
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How to prevent full-screen exit on second monitor, when I close macbook lid?

I use second monitor on my macbook. When I open some app in fullscreen, and then close the lid, the OS X exit fullscreen mode on plugged monitor and move all windows to it. How to prevent this ...
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How to trigger lid close action programmatically?

Is there a way to trigger the lid close action programmatically with a script or through terminal? I am testing this by placing a small magnet near the SD slot on my MacBook Pro.
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Is InsomniaX working on Mavericks?

It seems to me that InsomniaX, a utility to let a MacBook stay awake when the lid is closed, is not working on Mavericks. Can anyone confirm for me?
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MacBook Air/Pro: run script upon lid close?

How can one configure MacOS (10.8 or higher) to automatically and immediately call a user-designated script (probably a bash script) upon the user closing the display lid of a MacBook Air or Pro? ...
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Is it ok that a MacBook turns on from sleep with the lid closed when MagSafe is connected/disconnected?

I have a mid-2012 MacBook (non-retina). Recently I've noticed that after closing the lid to put it to sleep, once it's sleeping if I pull or attach the MagSafe connector to it it will turn on from ...
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When I close the lid and open it later in the day, will command line programs resume?

I've been running a python script from the command line that's inserting data in a database for a couple of hours now. It will take at least half a day more before it's finished. However, I want to ...
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Can I run a program whenever I open the lid of my MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run AppleScript after waking from Sleep? I have a program, InstantShot!, set to launch at logon and start taking a screen shot every 10 seconds. Unfortunately, when I close ...
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How to put MacBook Pro to sleep when the lid is closed and you remove the power?

I think I have a common use case that is not properly handle by Lion. If I close the lid and remove the power supply, my macbook is not going to sleep mode and stays awake draining the battery. It's ...
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Screen turns off at lid opening

When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: Screen turns off Does not go to sleep (front light stays on and does not flash) Still can hear fans It behaves this way because I share my ...
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How do I use only the external display with my MacBook Pro lid open on Lion?

Sorry for the wordy title, but my problem is thus: When I'm at my desk, I would like to use only the external display. With the nifty gestures in Lion, I have decided I would like to use the internal ...