Is there a way to have your mac startup at a given time with OS X?

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  1. devonmck macrumors newbie

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    I was curious if there is anyway to have your mac start at a set time. I remeber being able to do this is OS9 but don't see anyway to have OS X do it.
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Sadly, not right now. I remember reading somewhere awhile back that UNIX systems are not capable of "auto-starting". Maybe a more UNIX savy person could shed some light on this. It is a feature I miss though.
     
  3. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    Would you be interested in starting up from sleep? You can use PowerManager ->VersionTracker for that. Its a good alarm clock without having to keep the computer on all night.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    what about one of those water-filled birds that Homer used to press the 'y' key?
     
  5. F/reW/re macrumors 6502

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    In Panther there is a function called "Schedule" under "Energy Saver" in the SysPref.

    You can choose to start up your computer at any time any day, weekdays, every day, monday , , ,

    You can also choose when to Shut down.
     
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  7. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Yep! It's coming with Panther. I can't wait!!
     
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  9. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Kind of remarkable, given this feature was in OS 9 (and maybe even before).
     
  10. itmdramaguy macrumors newbie

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    I know that it would do this in OS 8 because my organization still has a very old mac that runs OS 8.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Here is a screen shot of the Panther schedule tab for those who don't have Panther yet...
     

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  12. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, this, along with labels, has finally come over from OS 9. The only big thing that I can think of that hasn't made it to X is the Apple Menu (which is fine staying in OS 9 by me).

    I used to use the startup/shutdown feature, now I just go to sleep. Is there a way to wake from sleep in the Pref Pane?
     
  13. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering, now can we save power schemes in the Energy palette with Panther? I hate loosing my Custom settings everytime I need to watch a DVD on the road.
     
  14. szark macrumors 68030

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    Freg3000:

    I'm sure the schedule settings will start from sleep as well as power off. The second option can be changed from "Shut Down" to "Sleep."

    Schiffi:

    You can create a new location and switch to it when you want to watch your DVDs on the road. The energy settings can be set differently for each location (even in Jaguar, IIRC).
     

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