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someguy
Oct 27, 2012, 04:21 PM
I just picked up a new base-model 11" MacBook Air and I love it. I was going crazy without a Mac since I left my job 2 weeks ago.

I have one minor complaint, and I wanted to see if this was normal or if there was something I could tweak in the settings somewhere that might help.

When the machine wakes from sleep, I immediately see the login screen which requires my password before the system can be used, however there is a good 3-5 seconds before I can actually begin typing.

I know this probably seems nit-picky of me, but I figured if the system can wake that quickly, with an i5 and solid-state disk, I would be able to begin typing more quickly. Is this just normal behavior for Mountain Lion on a base-model MBA?


tl;dr: My MacBook Air has a 3-5 second delay after waking, before I can enter my password to unlock the system. Is that normal?



sviato
Oct 27, 2012, 04:50 PM
I get this on mine too, but only if it's been off for a while. Figured it was normal

charlieegan3
Oct 27, 2012, 04:51 PM
This happens but only for about a second on my rMBP

luist3k
Oct 27, 2012, 05:22 PM
Same happens to my MBA '11 2011, but after being sleep for a while.

Mrbobb
Oct 27, 2012, 06:21 PM
Mine does the same.

Coming from a 10 years old Windows that wakes up in 10-15 seconds, I have a low-bar expectation! :)

AeroUK
Oct 27, 2012, 06:26 PM
It's normal. A power saving feature.

However it is possible to disable it, which I did and now my computer wakes instantly.

Google it. It's a terminal command setting.

Funkymonk
Oct 27, 2012, 08:07 PM
It's normal. A power saving feature.

However it is possible to disable it, which I did and now my computer wakes instantly.

Google it. It's a terminal command setting.

What do I google? :o

someguy
Oct 27, 2012, 08:38 PM
What do I google? :o
I think I found what AeroUK is referring to. See the answer from Inspire48 on this page:
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/57175/is-a-3-5-second-delay-normal-for-a-retina-macbook-pro-to-wake-up-from-sleep

The short answer is that running this command will change the hibernate mode your Mac uses, eliminating the delay I am referring to:
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

Note that I have not tested this and can't confirm that it works, or even that it won't cause issues with your Mac. :)

Agent-P
Oct 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
I think I found what AeroUK is referring to. See the answer from Inspire48 on this page:
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/57175/is-a-3-5-second-delay-normal-for-a-retina-macbook-pro-to-wake-up-from-sleep

The short answer is that running this command will change the hibernate mode your Mac uses, eliminating the delay I am referring to:
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

Note that I have not tested this and can't confirm that it works, or even that it won't cause issues with your Mac. :)

That link had some good info. At first the 3 second delay on my 2012 13" MBA was annoying, but I got used to it. And now that I know it's supposed to do that, it makes me feel better.

AeroUK
Oct 28, 2012, 08:05 AM
Guys I changed mine to the '24 hour' setting and it is amazing. My MBP retina now wakes instantly.

Apple should make this a choice on set up. I strongly recommend that you change this to set it to instant wake. Makes things a lot better.

Aaron

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Change MacBook Wake Up time with terminal command:

Start Terminal in Application -> Utilities -> Terminal.app or type Terminal in the spotlight Search.

Type sudo pmset ľa standbydelay 86400

This is all I did

xxnoelziexx
Oct 28, 2012, 08:18 AM
Found this when i first bought my mbpr now everything is how I remember my previous macbook Pro. Will be adding this to my Macbook Air also when I get within the next few weeks.