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I have a Mac Mini 2011 with Mac OS X X 10.7.5 and I want to power it on with a keyboard combination when it is off.

When the Mac is in sleep mode, you can just press a key or move the mouse to restore the OS X session, and you can not configure it from power management.

Is there a method for configuring sleep or powerup when it is off, or an external program?

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The only way I know to turn on a mac is with the power key. There are a few ways to shut a mac down without the power key though. –  demure Jun 4 '13 at 19:27
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When it's shut down. you cannot power on a Mac other than through the physical power button on the machine.

This used to be possible with the old Apple Desktop Bus connections, and for a time when Apple shipped a special USB implementation with a power pin, but it was removed with the Apple Pro Keyboard (model M7803) in 2000.

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Good, and it's possible configure stop mode for reactivate with a keyboard combination? –  Supercim Jun 4 '13 at 19:33
    
Sorry, I don't quite understand what you need. You can wake up a sleeping Mac with any key. If that's not what you're asking, perhaps you can rephrase your question? –  slhck Jun 4 '13 at 19:35
    
I want wake up mac from sleeping mode with a combination key configured from me. –  Supercim Jun 4 '13 at 19:44
    
No easy way I know of—you can just put it to sleep again after it's been woken up with the tool mentioned here: Prevent a Mac from waking up from keyboard or mouse? –  slhck Jun 4 '13 at 20:06
    
thanks for the reply, it is very useful –  Supercim Jun 4 '13 at 20:14
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