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Power Nap is a feature in OS X Mountain Lion that allows supported computers (retina MacBook Pros and second-gen MacBook Airs) to update email, notifications, and photos while your Mac is sleeping, as well as backing up with Time Machine

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Macbook Pro keeps waking from sleep during the night and draining battery

My 15-inch MacBook Pro (Touch Bar, mid-2017) has always been plagued by issues with sleep. After not using it for a few months, I started using it again yesterday and found out that during the night ...
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Automatically send kill -STOP or similar to runaway processes when the lid is closed?

From time to time (maybe a couple of times a week) when I get to my computer (a Macbook Pro) expecting it to be asleep with the lid closed the fans are running Most of the time it is a Chrome process ...
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Mac connects to wifi while sleeping in backpack?

At university I added a few documents to my print queue. A few minutes after I got home with my laptop still in my backpack, my printer mysteriously printed exactly two pages of the document I added ...
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Does the Power Nap support the purchased apps download?

Does the Power Nap downloads the just purchased App Store apps? I am expecting it so as stated in this Apple Support Document - How Power Nap works on your Mac. But, I think I misunderstood it ...
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Macbook Air shutting off on lid close

Every time I close the lid of my Macbook Air, it turns off and I have to manually start it later when I open the lid again. It also doesn't persist some of my settings such as volume level, desktop ...
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Are Mail rules still applied when a Mac is in Power Nap mode?

I understand that when a Mac is Power Napping it will periodically check for new emails via Mail. Will Mail rules still apply to any new emails that are received when the Mac is in Power Nap mode?
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Sleepless Mac although disabled PowerNap

I have got a late 2012 Mac Mini. I like that, when I put my mac to sleep, it sleeps but, my Mac, since I bought it, even if I put in sleep mode it keep working. For example tonight I heard it ...
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How to Add Items to Power Nap

Is there a way to add applications/processes to the Power Nap function on a Mac? In other words, instead of just the default Time Machine, Mail, etc. you can make it run other applications too. I am ...
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Keep Mac ON for background work with minimum power

Say I am doing a long download. How can I keep the Mac stays sufficiently awake but with minimum power usage? I would also like minimum power when: I am using it as a surveilance camera. I want it ...
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Disable power nap when not plugged in

Power nap is a good idea when my laptop is plugged in at night. However I notice that it also happens when it is not plugged in. When I wake up in the morning I will immediately notice some emails ...
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SSH to Macbook works when lid closed (and plugged in to power)

I noticed that my PuTTY session to my MacBook (which is now on Mavericks 10.9.3) seems to stay alive with the clamshell closed so long as the power cable is plugged in to the laptop. This can be seen ...
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Random Restarts with “Sleep Wake Failure” error on Mavericks

When I leave my Mavericks OS X MacBookPro idle for a while, very often it will crash and reboot by itself. After reboot, the Problem Report dialog will show up, telling that "Sleep Wake Failure ...
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No password required after Power Nap

I have enabled the setting Require password 1 minute after sleep or screen saver begins. However, I sometimes noticed that my password is not asked after I open my laptop in the morning. This seems to ...
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How can I enable and/or disable OS X's power nap feature from within Terminal?

I can deal with it using some command-line commands such as defaults write … etc, but don’t know what the exact command and argument names to use?
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What are the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros?

I'm confused about the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros: PowerNap, App Nap, DarkWake, sleep, system sleep, display sleep, standby, hibernation, etc.? What do these terms mean and how ...
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Little Snitch rules for power nap?

I run Little Snitch to monitor my network traffic. However, on Mountain Lion, power nap runs while my computer is sleeping so I can't approve new rules for Little Snitch to allow power nap to connect ...
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MacBook Air awakes in the night (when a sleep)?

Just curious, i have a old USB mouse connected to my MacBook Air. I noticed that in the middle of the night (when the cover is closed an MBA is a sleep). The LED (red) inside the mouse is turned on ...
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detect powernap from the command line

I like to plug in my macbook and SSH to it from my Windows machine to take advantage of my 27" monitors, and do work in the shell and in Vim. Now i know that supposedly the machine is capable of ...
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Can I use Power Nap to run my own tasks/actions? [duplicate]

The new Power Nap feature of Mountain Lion seems pretty cool in principle. However, all the descriptions I've seen of it seem to focus on built-in or supplied OS X functionality. Is there any way I ...
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Execute a custom script when OS X 10.8 is in Power nap?

Apple new feature of OS X 10.8 in new Macs "Power Nap" checks email and does make backups. Is it possible to execute a custom script (bash, AppleScript,...) when OS X 10.8 is in Power nap mode? For ...
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How do I get Time Machine to work during Power Nap

I tested Power Nap on my MacBook Pro Retina (Aug 2012) and my Time Machine backup hasn't made any progress. Even the hard drive light is out while the machine sleeps. Energy saver is at the default ...
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Can you get Apple Logo to glow upon new mail under Power Nap?

Is it possible to be notified of new emails whilst on Power Nap, e. g. via a glowing Apple Logo or some LED (e. g. the LED on the charger)?
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Does Power Nap work for multiple users?

My wife and I share a laptop at the house. Because iCloud works best when each individual has their own account (in particular reminders and photos), we each have our own iCloud accounts and therefor ...
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Force hibernate (deep sleep) in OSX 10.8(.2)

How can you force the computer (in this case a laptop [rMBP]) into the "hibernate" state where it writes the RAM to the HDD/SSD so that the battery can last for the advertised 30 days. I know that ...
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Does 13" Macbook Pro Retina have PowerNap?

Pretty straightforward question. I wonder if new 13" MBPRs come with power nap feature?
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How often does Power Nap check for updates or back up?

How often does Power Nap check for updates or back up?
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How to determine when a Mac is in Power Nap state?

I've got a mid-2011 Macbook Air running Mountain Lion. Power Nap is enabled. My Time Machine back up goes to a USB external hard drive. My current workflow is to sleep my computer when not in use, ...
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Does Power Nap allow an Apple TV to access media on a sleeping Mac?

Do I have to wake up a Power Nap enabled Mac to stream media off of it or can I leave it sleeping?
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Why does Apple not support Power Nap on some of the Macs that have Power Nap capability?

Apple has already released the OS X Mountain Lion Technical Specifications which lists some Macs as excluded from certain features of Mountain Lion including: Power Nap When is a Mac excluded from a ...
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Power Nap support

I read that Power Nap coming with Mac OS Mountain Lion will require a Mac notebooks with flash storage. Do they mean that by upgrading an early 2011 MacBook Pro to a Crucial M4 SSD would allow Power ...