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0answers
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Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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1answer
452 views

Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night

I have FileVault turned on, which means that Time Machine won't back up my data while I'm logged in. Is there any way to get my MacBook to wake once at night, say 6 AM, to start a Time Machine backup ...
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2answers
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How can I figure out exactly which process is keeping my Mac from going to sleep and waking it up?

I have read this knowledgebase article, but would like to know if there's a way to tell exactly which process is causing my Mac not to follow the sleep schedule I have set in System Preferences > ...
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1answer
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Problem with sleep on mac osx snow leopard - when i do ctrl+cmd+eject to sleep, it wakes up 20 secs later

I'm having a problem with putting my snow leopard imac to sleep - when i do ctrl+cmd+eject (or whatever the shortcut is to put it to sleep) it goes sleep, it wakes up 20 secs later. After it wakes ...
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1answer
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What keeps running when a MacBook Pro is in sleep mode

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep by closing the lid, sometimes I hear the alert notification that plays when the mail program finds new messages in the inbox. This means that the mail program is ...
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0answers
434 views

MacBook Pro i7 won't automatically sleep

I've been looking around quite a lot on various forums to work out why my computer wont automatically sleep after the set interval, however it does sleep properly when the lid is closed and the sleep ...
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1answer
1k views

How to find out what is preventing my iMac to go to sleep?

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. Everything is running fine, but the mac won’t go to sleep if inactive. The settings are correct. Any ideas what might cause this? I guess some background program ...
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Mac OS can't connect to SMB shares after sleep

I used to access my local Windows 2008 file server's SMB shares on my recent (3 weeks old) MacBook Pro without problems. However, for a few days now, it fails to (re-)connect to the server after it ...
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1answer
211 views

UPS behaviour when Snow Leopard is asleep

What is Snow Leopard's behaviour when there is a power failure and it is connected to a UPS, and it is in sleep mode? Will the UPS alarm notification wake OSX?
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2answers
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Snow Leopard Sleep Timer doesn't work

After upgrading to Snow Leopard have been having the following problem: When I go to bed, I set my mac to play an iTunes internet stream. I set the Dashboard widget "Minutes" to sleep my computer ...