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Difference between shutdown menu and keyboard shortcut?

Does anybody know the difference between ⌘ Cmd+ ⌃ Ctrl+⌥ Optn+⏏ Media Eject and the Apple Menu --> Shut Down... button? Just asking, because the menu button takes 15s to shut down, whereas the ...
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How to change AutoPowerOff Enabled in OSX?

My mac has been unwantedly shutting down when I leave it closed and unplugged recently. I'm guessing this is because of the AutoPowerOff Delay and AutoPowerOff Enabled settings: Unfortunately, I ...
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No confirmation after pressing power button on MacBook Pro

I have a strange problem; Mac sleeps immediately after I press the power button, instead of showing a confirmation box to ask what I want to do. So, whenever I miss-pressed the power button when ...
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My 13 Mac Keeps Shutting Off

My MAC OS version 10.6.8 keeps shutting down. It shuts down about every 15 minutes. I've tried installing the firmware update, doing a SMC reset, I checked the battery and it says normal. Any ...
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What's a good way to get a Mac to shutdown without monitor or remote logic access?

My Mac is running on a UPS, but the UPS isn't powerful enough to handle both the Mac and the monitor as the same time; so the monitor is not on the UPS. The result is that when there is a power ...
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Apple script/app to give me a reminder when I shut down

I have two network drives which I leave running for backups - they are a bit sensitive to being simply powered off - I need to log in to the drive and tell it to shut down first. Sometimes I shut down ...
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OSX program shadow window on reboot if not shut down correctly?

I like the fact that all my windows come back where they were so I dont shut down my programs when I turn off my mac. I find that on reboot some programs have shadow windows, like two instances but ...
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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5 month old iMac shuts down daily, and e-mail accounts were deleted

Details: The shutdowns occur at random times and are usually preceded by a scrolling gray semi-transparent screen and an alert that the computer is shutting down (courteous at least). Sometimes if I ...
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OSX Figure Out What Triggered a Shutdown

Is there a way to figure out what triggered a shutdown on OSX if the shutdown has been "blocked" by some application? I don't know what's causing my new Macbook Pro to random just want to shut off. ...
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how can I invoke Mac OS X shutdown programmatically?

when a user presses the shutdown form the menu which process or file is called in return of this to shutdown the mac os also the directory path of the process regards.
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How to change this OSX script

I made a script to automatically shut down my computer. The problem is that it always asks the password. How should this be changed? do shell script "shutdown -h now" with administrator privileges ...
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How to easily shutdown OSX

There are certain programs that I always run that interrupt the shutdown process. When I try to shut down my laptop a message pops up saying that a program interrupted the shutdown process, but when I ...
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Shutdown and apply updates with OS X

Is it possible to shutdown + update the Mac ? It's annoying to wait for it to restart when I just want to click update and go home. I've seen this once on a MacBook and I can't find how to do it.
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Quick Mac OS X shut-down icon

How would I create an icon on my Mac OS X desktop, to do a "shut down"? (With... or without... the "are you sure" verification.)
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Random software/shutdown problems Mac mini

I have a Mac mini using OS X 10.5.8. Recently I've been having problems that are becoming increasingly severe. Particular symptoms: Firefox "quits" but the dot on the dock remains. If I try ...
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External USB disk causing OS X shutdown to hang

I'm looking at an iMac running OS X 10.5.8 and it has an annoying problem. It has an external USB disk for Time Machine and it will normally shutdown okay. However if the machine has been asleep and ...