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Can I power up a Mac with a keyboard shortcut?

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with MacĀ 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 ...
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Are there any benefits to ejecting my internal hard drive?

I have an SSD in my MacBook Pro as my boot drive. It also houses all of my applications, documents, etc. I replaced the optical drive with a mount for the original hard drive, which I only ...
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Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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Should I turn off my Magic Mouse when carrying it in a bag?

I guess the Apple Magic Mouse will turn itself off automatically to save power. However I am not sure whether it is woke up by movement, or by a human finger touch... I carry my MacBook and Magic ...
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Can a Mac be powered on from a peripheral device in a mechanical off state (g3 state)

Wake on lan works if the power has never been cut to the mac while it was off (G2 state), but is there any method by which to power on a mac mini from USB,ethernet, etc with out physically pushing the ...
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What piece of hardware is responsible for booting a Mac from the g3 state after a power failure?

In terms of the ACPI the g3 state is a mechanical off, but the mac mini has the ability to boot when it senses the power returned. I am trying to put the system in this state after every power down so ...
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Keeping Mac OSX up and sleepless while task / app is running

I want to leave rsync working over wifi for hours turned on AC power. But when I do so the Mac breaks the connection after some time. On Energy Settings pane it's configured to "Computer Never ...
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Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep?

Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep? This would be useful when connecting the macbook to an external display, for instance. I've never been able to figure it out ...
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Upgrade AirPort on Macs to support Snow Leopard's Wake on Wireless/WLAN?

Snow Leopard now supports Wake on WLAN, but not all hardware supports this. For example, my Octo Mac Pro from early 2008 has an AirPort card, but it does not support this. Nor does my 2007 2.33GHz ...