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Putting a device into a low-power mode where only RAM is powered to conserve power at the expense of time to resume operation

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Wakeup Hook on Apple Silicon [duplicate]

Mac Air M2 running Sonoma 14.5. Trying to schedule a wakeup from sleep and trigger a script. I can schedule the wakeup no problem using pmset -g schedule but the hook script is only executed if the ...
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Macbook Air 2017 Thunderbolt to HDMI no signal to external moniter. Monitor detected in displays but no signal-Detects only when I wake up from sleep

I've been using a MacBook Air 2017 model for the past 4 years. I recently bought an external monitor and tried to connect it with a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable, but I don't see any signal on the monitor....
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How to Keep My MacBook Pro Running Non-Stop for VPN Server (No Sleep Even with Power Adapter Reconnects)?

I'm using my MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019) as a VPN server and I need it to stay powered on continuously, without going to sleep, regardless of the situation. Specifically, I want it to remain on whether ...
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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

Now that the keyboards have Touch ID sensors instead of Power/Eject keys, the sleep keyboard shortcut no longer works. Are there any workarounds how to put a Mac to sleep using only the keyboard?
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Power state changes when working on virtual machine

I'd like to add an automatic test to check if my product handles properly during power state changes (entering to sleep and waking from sleep). Unfortunately, using a VMWare based machine I try to add ...
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launchctl and sleep states

I have a plist (see below) which executes an app and it Runs At Load and has a startinterval of 14400 (4 hours). I also have the habit of not manually sleeping my mac when at home but rather just ...
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How to stop and prevent continuous activity from a closed web page?

For the past few days, Screen Time has been showing me continuous activity from a specific website (I assume the grey circle is a website activity). The screenshot was taken this morning upon opening ...
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Why do all windows move to main display after a lock screen or sleep?

Trying to figure out why after a sleep or screen lock, when my system is awakened all open windows are moved to the main display. Both displays are Apple Thunderbolt 27" Displays and both are set ...
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MacOS keeps waking up from sleep every 2 seconds until the battery is drained

Lately I've noticed that I cannot leave my MacBook Pro unplugged since macOS will keep waking it up until the battery is drained. I close the lid, thinking it will go to sleep, but clearly that's not ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 running Windows 10 (bootcamp) shuts off in sleep or hibernation

I have a Macbook Pro 2016 15-inch touchbar that is running a fresh install of Windows 10 via bootcamp with all drivers installed via the bootcamp software. Everything works great, except the fact that ...
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MBA 2022 crashes with "DCP PANIC - No device added after powering on the rails"

My MacBook Air M2 2022 (16G, 512 GB SSD) crashes sporadically under certain circumstances. This happens for example when I accidentally move my external mouse after closing the lid. If an external ...
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Make HomePod as default audio output on start up for MacOS Sonoma

I have a HomePod setup using my iPad and now connected to my Mac Mini (runs Sonoma). However, when I shut down and start the Mac Mini later or wake up from sleep, it is disconnected and I have to ...
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USB-C Sound Interface disconnects when Macbook Pro M3 sleeps and does not recover

When my 16" Macbook Pro M3 (November, 2023) goes to sleep, my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound interface disconnects and I have to re-plug the USB-C cable back to get it working again. It is plugged ...
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MacBook Pro “15 (A1398, Mid 2015) crashes sometimes, and boots inconsistently, but works perfectly in safe mode

I am having a problem with my MacBook Pro “15 (A1398, Mid 2015) - during operation in normal mode, it sometimes and highly unpredictably freezes, and shuts down. When switched on, it boots but half of ...
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How can I keep my mac from going to sleep while USB ports are in use?

Desire: Mac goes to sleep after X minutes of inactivity. Present behaviour: If I am playing on my midi keyboard, connected by USB to my compter, mac will go to sleep. How can I get it to stay awake ...
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M1 MacBook Pro randomly initiating sleep in loop

I have a MacBook Pro, M1 Pro with macOS 14.5. It randomly triggers the sleep mode in loop. When it does, I can see the following logs: Entering DarkWake state due to 'Thermal Emergency Sleep' <...
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Wake only with touch id

Is it possible in macOS Sonoma, wake from sleep only with Touch ID? (means not with a password)
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What is „Media Checker filesystem.video“ reported by „Sleep Aid“?

I installed the "Sleep Aid" app to analyze problems with my Mac not going to sleep mode well. It looks like a "Media Checker" process called "filesystem.video" is causing ...
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Finding out why Mac has frozen for hours before finally waking up

On my MBP running Mojave, I sometimes experience a weird issue that I can't pin down. At night or anytime I leave it unattended, the monitor turns off as expected, but can't wake up in the morning. It'...
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Detecting which process/program is running and consuming energy while Mac is sleep

I am recently having an issue with my MacBook M1 Max which uses a relatively high energy while in sleep mode. I disabled power nap (Wake for network access), yet it uses almost high CPU time and ...
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Can I block programs from preventing sleep?

Ever since I "upgraded" to Sonoma, I've had occasional, severe battery drain when my MacBook should be sleeping or hibernating. I'm now running the latest, Sonoma 14.4.1. My battery drains ...
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How to prevent MacBook from going to sleep when running tasks?

I'm running some python scripts for many hours and my MacBook Pro Keeps trying to go to sleep (I think). I am not sure if going to sleep is the proper term. Essentially what happens is that after a ...
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pmset: Error 0xe00002db cancelling all scheduled events [duplicate]

I get the following behavior on my mac. > sudo pmset schedule cancelall pmset: Error 0xe00002db cancelling all scheduled events > sudo pmset schedule cancel wake '04/13/2024 09:27:02' pmset: ...
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How to prevent keyboard and trackpad to wake up Mac from Sleep?

I have removed the screen on my Macbook 2019 16 inch (Intel) device, because my LCD was damaged, so I decided to just use an external screen. However, the problem I am facing now is, when I put the ...
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Prevent Manual Sleep

Is it possible to prevent a Mac from going to sleep immediately when a user chooses "Sleep" from the apple menu? I'm aware of caffeinate -i as a means of preventing automatic sleep (...
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How can I keep a connection to a file server active?

I have an M1 mac mini connected to my television. I use it to watch content including a library of movies stored on a Windows file server. I access these files using the "connect to server...&...
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MacBook goes into clamshell sleep immediately

I have installed a few apps and MacBook started to went back to sleep as soon as it woke up. If I switch to another user, It gets resolved. What can be the reason? (only external monitor) 2024-03-28 ...
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My 2019 intel MacBook is dying in sleep while unplugged any ideas on how to fix?

I'm getting "DarkWake from Standby [CDN] : due to EC.ACDetach/Maintenance" every minute or so in the sleep logs and it never really gets to sleep. Any ideas? I have reset PRAM, SMC, and ...
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Won't ask for password after sleep on Sonoma

If I wake up the MacBook shortly after putting it to sleep it doesn't ask for the password. I want it to ask for the password regardless of whether I had put it to sleep explicitly, or it had gone to ...
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MacBook Pro (M1 2020, Sonoma) keeps restarting after sleep or inactivity

I have MacBook Pro 2020, M1, 16GB RAM, MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1 (23D60). For the last couple of months when I open my laptop in the morning, I find out that it got restarted. Over the last couple of weeks, ...
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How to fix regular blackout of Touch Bar?

I have a 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro (Intel Core i5) with a Touch Bar. I've noticed, that it occasionally disappears, and then after a few days re-appears. It is not a hardware problem, as killing the ...
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How to find out what my MacBook Air was doing for 3 hours in my backpack (hot and at 8% battery) when I thought it was sleeping?

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15) and I spent about an hour exporting some photos from Photos to my friend's SD card, which seems to involve a lot of computing (it's not the same as copying files). ...
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Mac slowing down / working in burst mode at night (while running Python script)

My setup is differing performance of python code on a MacBook Pro 2021 running macOS 13.6.3. My python script that reads data from a file on the boot volume, makes a 8192*8192 matrix, finds its ...
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MacBook Pro takes ~60 seconds to access websites first time via wifi after wake. DNS issue?

I have about 4 Windows/Mac laptops all connected to the same router but I'm only experiencing this odd issue with my 2015 15" MacBook Pro: After waking the computer and successfully connecting to ...
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MacBook Pro runs out of battery and feels warm when left unplugged and in sleep mode overnight

I have tried turning off Screen Time and it still drains all the way to 0%. Leaving it plugged in is not a solution -- That will still result in my computer consuming energy all night. I want to get ...
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What is the power consumption of a MacBook Pro when sleeping

I wanted to know what's the power consumption of a MacBook Pro M2 Max or similar when sleeping, with Power Nap and network wakeup disabled. I've searched and different sources say between 1W to 3W. ...
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Launching app with lid closed on MacBook

I have created a script in Node.js that listens to USB devices being connected. When a certain USB device is connected, it launches a macOS app. Everything works as expected while having the lid ...
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Shutdown error that cannot be pinned down

Here is the issue in a nutshell: My machine has taken to giving me an error dialog that begins with the following on every restart or shutdown and restart, manual or otherwise: You shut down your ...
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How to debug unexplained battery usage?

I have an M1 Air (Sonoma 14.1.2), which most of the time has a reasonable battery life. However, sometimes it inexplicably drains battery, as shown on the second Friday here where ~27% of the battery ...
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MacOS - Dim or Sleep external Display without cutting power to peripherals

I am using a MacBook (M1 MBP Sonoma 14.1.2) with an external display (BenQ P3). The screen acts as a hub and powers my audio interface and external hard drives. Currently my Mac will go to a ...
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pmset repeat cancel does not remove scheduled events

After some time searching, I found this answer: How do I remove 'pmset' auto-wakeup command for my Mac? But the solution is not working for me. I originally had my laptop scheduled to restart at ...
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USB hub on Sonoma disconnects mouse after sleep

I have a usb hub with a usb mouse attached to the hub. MacOS 14.2.1 on MacbookPro 2018. Everytime I wake my computer from sleep (1 min or sleep or overnight) the attached mouse doesn't work and I ...
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Battery Drain during sleep (Wake reason: EC.ACDetach (Maintenance))

MBP 13" 2020 (intel) macOS 11.7.10 My computer's battery drains from 100% to 0% over an 8-hour sleep about once a week. The wake reason is frequent EC.ACDetach (Maintenance); see the log bellow: ...
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After Sonoma 14.2.1 update, Macbook Pro 2018 doesn't sleep while usb leads attached

My macbook pro isn't sleeping properly when I have usb devices attached. I have a usb c powered monitor, mains powered monitor and a usb hub (currently just a mouse is attached and a printer which is ...
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USB C powered monitor drawing power while Mac is sleeping, how do I eject it / disable it?

My USB powered monitor draws power during sleep mode and depletes my battery overnight. The system is running macOS Sonoma 14.2. I can use sleepwatcher to disable and enable my bluetooth on sleep / ...
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Devices wake during sleep

I have an M2 mac that continuously wakes devices while it is asleep. This results in my monitor constantly flickering back to life as it looses HDMI, goes into rest mode, then gets a flicker of signal,...
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How do I lock my Mac and have the monitors turn off?

This has been plaguing me. I have my Macbook Pro (Sonoma) plugged into two external monitors. When I lock or sleep my computer, it goes to the Lock Screen with all monitors on. Sometimes, the screens ...
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Can't find some kernel logs that could be seen in previous macOS versions

I am looking for the kernel log messages that are output during the macOS hibernation process. As an example: 8/20/14 11:58:40 AM kernel wired_pages_encrypted 60968, wired_pages_clear 39229, ...
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Mac's time keeps changing back 15 days

I have a 13-inch, 2019 MacBook Air. The time keeps changing back 15 days every time the computer sleeps, when I log back in, or when a restart happens. I have set the clock to sync automatically but ...
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Mac Virtual Machine can't sleep

I have been running a macOS Ventura virtual machine using both UTM and Parallels on a Ventura host and have been trying to put the VM to sleep so I can monitor what happens with the logs. However, it ...
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