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Enable normal user accounts to always force a system shutdown

I have a system with normal user accounts and an account with "administrator" privileges. Whenever that admin account is logged in, normal users can not shut down the system any more. I need ...
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Battery voltage logger? Random shutdowns on Macbook Air

Is there any direct way (command line) someone could share, to recursively log into a file the voltage level of the battery? I just bought a new battery for my loyal macbook air (2012). After a few ...
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Is there a safe way to softly shutdown iMac via start-button?

I use my iMac 2011 in Target Display Mode under High Sierra, to use it as an external display for my M1 MacBook Air from 2020. (works well, despite Apple websites say newer than 2019 is not supported)....
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pmset: Error 0xe00002bc

I've recently started getting this error when running any of these commands on my iMac (macOS Ventura 13.5.2 (22G91)): sudo pmset sched cancelall pmset: Error 0xe00002bc scheduling repeating events ...
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Mac show processes which might block shutdown

Would it be possible to list processes which block a shutdown of the Mac when finder is already killed? I want to resolve a different issue because I'm suspecting It's caused by a dangling process. ...
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Mac does not shutdown properly after update to macOS 13.5

Since I updated 16” 2019 MacBookPro (i9) to macOS 13.5, it does not shut down properly. After a shutdown, the computer simply stays on, for example with the background image. If the shutdown is ...
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How to specify seconds in the shutdown command line tool?

With the cmd shutdown -h +<time>you can only specify minutes for time. I tried using decimals but it just shuts down immediately. Background If you shutdown from terminal then the terminal stays ...
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Considering that my Mac is usually on clamshell-mode, should I let it sleep always or should I shut it down?

Almost always, I use my Macbook Air (M1) connected to an external display and closed. This means under the "clamshell mode". On most occasions, I simply stop using the computer. After 5 ...
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Any suggestions about why a 2017 iMac (Catalina) is now consistently hanging on shutdown?

I've had occasional issues with my 2017 iMac hanging on shutdown, just sitting there with the background image and the dock up, but all apps closed and neither the menu bar nor any of the desktop ...
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Does Shutdown -r command write to system log?

man shutdown reads the following: At shutdown time a message is written to the system log, containing the time of shutdown, the person who initiated the shutdown and the reason. ...
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MacBook pro 2017 shuts down randomly (shutdown cause 5)

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook pro that shuts down randomly. Checking the logs I only see 2023-01-25 18:21:20.028735+0200 0x2ce Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (AppleSMC) ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2014 shuts down randomly [duplicate]

For a while now, my Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina has been shutting down/sleeping randomly (without notifying me) while on battery power. After it shuts down, if I try to turn it on it asks me to plug ...
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Usage history displaying data despite no use for over a month

Using a MacBook Pro (2021) running macOS 12.6 Went on holiday and came back to a dead MacBook, despite it being shutdown; used the commands last shutdown and last reboot in the terminal to verify this....
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Macbook M1 connected to display randomly shuts down while sleeping

A Macbook M1 connected to external display randomly shuts down while sleeping. The problem occurs regardless of the type of display connection (HDMI or USB-C). What can be the cause of this problem? I ...
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Shutdown error codes on Macbook

What does shutdown error code -59 on Macbook air mean? I can't find this specific code anywhere online
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How to disable AppleThunderboltNHI.kext in macOS 13 Ventura

I installed Ventura on my MacBook Pro 2014 15”. It has a well-documented auto-shutdown problem which requires disabling AppleThunderboltNHI.kext. The method which worked in macOS 12.x now does not ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2015 turns off within 5sec of boot

I have an issue with my Mac where it shuts down automatically within 5-10sec of boot. It started out very randomly. There is no physical damage or water damage. One thing i noticed is that as soon as ...
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iMac 24" (Early 2009) random shutdown

I inherited a friend's iMac 24" (Early 2009) for free. So putting a few bucks and time was worth refreshing a old machine for my 75 year old mom. I started with stock machine (HDD, 4 GB RAM, El ...
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Is it bad to keep running a Mac mini for a week? [duplicate]

Apple sets up Macs to sleep and save energy by default. Setting aside energy use, is it bad for me to run Mac mini for an extended period of 7 days by preventing sleep and without turning it off?
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Mac crashing randomly for the admin user. Works fine when using as a guest user. Any help appreciated

Here is the error log panic(cpu 0 caller 0xfffffff0193768d0): "i2c0::_checkBusStatus SCL is stuck low; last write status 00010108 int shadow 00010100 xfer 00000000 fifo 00000000 for device audio-...
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What's the best way to reboot a Mac that has crashed remotely (via SSH)? "shutdown -r now" or "sudo reboot" or?

For example, I often end up with a situation were I'm logged in over Apple Remote Desktop (Teamviewer etc.) and the computer crashes...ARD says reconnecting, but doesn't... However, I can nearly ...
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Force shutdown mac via terminal

I know I can shutdown a mac via terminal using sudo shutdown -h now But that is a graceful shutdown how can I force it to immediately die (I know this is bad practice) ditto for rebooting there doesn'...
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Experiencing kernel panics and shutdowns on MacBook Pro 2019 A2159 [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019) is experiencing repeated kernel panics with the message below: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xfffffff015ba96ec): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from dfrd in ...
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iMac + Catalina : Needs to be shutdown manually

I have an iMac (boutght in 2019), with macOS 10.15.7 . From one day to the next, the Shut Down did not work anymore. When I click on Apple-Menu, ShutDown, the applications seemingly close, but then I ...
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M1 Mac Mini Fails to Shutdown with APC UPS Options (Monterey 12.2.1)

I have an M1 Mac Mini that needs to auto-shutdown after 60 seconds on the UPS. We are using an APC Back-Ups 850VA model connected via USB. Also, this M1 mac mini has had its data migrated from a Time ...
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MacBook shutting down randomly (about every 5 minutes)

The shutdown is now almost regular. It happens every few minutes. It does not happen in safe boot mode, but in that case, Chromium browsers do not work, and startup takes over 5 minutes. If I then ...
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Can I close the M1 MacBook lid after turning it off without waiting?

So, when I press Apple Menu > Shut Down it starts shutting down but it takes some seconds. Can I close the lid when the shutting down process starts or do I have to wait for the keyboard backlight ...
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-79 shutdown code

Like 2 weeks ago my macbook air 11-inch(Mid 2011) (yes,old) suddenly shutdown,but then it started up normal. The error code was -79,that means "incorrect value coming from battery". My ...
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What does shutdown cause -60 and -79 stand for?

I have a Macbook Air 11-inch (mid-2011) 1,8 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB macOS Sierra (10.12.6) Yesterday, I checked through Terminal shutdown causes and it said ...
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MacBook does not shutdown from Terminal: "NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54" [duplicate]

My MacBook is suddenly not working normally. I cannot restart or shut it down. When I try to use terminal it shows: NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54 I logged out of my Apple ID and logged in ...
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How to make usb to shut down Mac Mini

I have an old Mac mini and I want to use it as my home server. I don't want to connect any display, keyboard or mouse to it. I will be using it as a wifi router and local server. But I will shut down ...
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Shutdown Cause -128 on MacBook Pro: Should I replace the charger with exposed wire?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) from Mid-2014 which is vintage classed. It is running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 (not Big Sur which is the later OS available). Recently I am experiencing ...
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Restore session (reopen windows) after a **CLI** shutdown on Big Sur

I'm automating some tasks, like brew upgrade then shutdown, or Duplicati backup (no Time Machine), wait for cloud sync then shutdown, but I can't seem to find a CLI command which WILL reopen my ...
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Apple's Scheduled Shutdown & Restart causes error messages

When I schedule a Shutdown (at night) and schedule a Restart (in the morning), my iMac always reports a "sleep error message" once I've signed in after the morning restart. The same thing ...
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Shutdown_monitor.log > "Security policies don't allow ddt"

Recently, whenever starting my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, macOS 12.0.1), I receive a dialog box that says "You shut down your computer because of a problem" on every login. This ...
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Shut down of macOS takes forever

I have a MacBook Air 2014 with macOS Big Sur. Shutting it down takes over a minute! Only when being logged in though. If I shut it down before logging in right in the login screen it just takes a few ...
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Prevent SIGTERM & SIGKILL when using shutdown on macos

Is there any way to prevent sending the sigterm & sigkill when using shutdown? I have a script which puts my mac to sleep, which contains shutdown -s to put my mac to sleep. Only I would like it ...
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Want to remove filevault prompt on shutdown/reboot

Whenever I'm logged in as a certain user and trigger a shutdown or restart, I get prompted to enable filevault. I have searched everywhere to find the hook that causes this prompt, but I can't find ...
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Why do Macs not save your unsaved work from a 3rd party app during a shutdown?

In Windows, if any app is prompting you to save your work, a shutdown is prevented to save work. However, on macOS, if a 3rd party app (like MS word) prompts you to save your work, macOS just kills ...
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Is it necessary to shutdown and unplug the power cord of Mac Mini every night?

I have a Mac mini M1, I usually use it at night, and shutdown it before I go to sleep. I go to work in the morning, and will use the Mac again at the night. After every shutdown, I unplug the power ...
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backlit keyboard turns ON after shutdown or in sleep in MacBook Air M1

My 10 days old MacBook Air M1 laptop is behaving abnormally i.e it's Keyboard Backlit light turns ON after I Shutdown my laptop or put it on sleep. The light starts flashing or becomes still. And when ...
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How does the hardware know the restart? [closed]

A Mac can be switched off via the software. But switching on the hardware cannot be done if the software is not running. How can a Mac restart when it is switched off? Somebody else has to do that or ...
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Unexpected reboot on a macbookPro with "Previous shutdown cause: -11"

I have a 2020 macbookPro 64GB 16" . It shut down unexpectedly and I ran a log show command to find out the cause: log show --predicate 'eventMessage contains "Previous shutdown cause"' ...
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MacBook Pro turns on after shutdown and lid is closed

Last night I shutdown my macbook pro and closed its lid right away. This morning I came to my working station and noticed that the screen it is connected to (via docking hub) is on with the login ...
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2018 Macbook Pro High Sierra: filesharing from other Mac causes crash on shutdown on this Mac

Update: Problem has been drastically narrowed down. After a lot of testing I've been able to narrow down the original question as it was first written to one issue: Activating filesharing on my older ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

I have a MacBook Air 2017 with 8GB of RAM and 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, After updating to macOS Catalina, while I’m using my laptop it would freeze and the screen would turn black with a folder ...
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help isolating why MacBookPro Late-2013 15in Retina with HighSiera randomly shuts down?

While using my MacBook Pro and often while using chrome, my macbook does dark for a sec and then the computer shuts down. I am not sure if this is related to chrome but I tried: Resting SMC Running ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start when i press power button. I was using the macbook and all of a sudden the laptop shut down and made some noise, ever since then, its been 4 days the macbook ...
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High frequency sound and unwanted shutdowns

My Mac-Mini (april 2020) makes a high frequency noise, it doesn't always occur and never after a reboot. Probably this kind of noise : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Kernel panic on shutdown and restart

When shutting down my Mac, it takes 1-3 minutes to shutdown. The screen goes black for a few seconds, then the kernel panic message appears. I'm using a 2017 27-inch iMac, with macOS Big Sur 11.1. ...
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