resurrect the shutdown dialog box?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Fimeg, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Fimeg
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    Is it at all possible to bring back the shutdown dialog box?

    I thought the command:
    sudo pmset powerbutton 0
    would do it, but it hasn't worked for me. Anyone else find a way to restore the preference?
     
  2. Dalton63841
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    Just hold down the power button for 3 seconds.
     
  3. Fimeg
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    I do know about that, however, that doesn't really answer the real issue, i.e., that I want the one tap dialog box. If there is no solution to bring back the older functionality then I'll settle for holding it down.
     
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    Glad I found this thread, I thought there was something wrong with my MBA after upgrading to Mavericks; like a setting for the power button got reset. I am with you, I wish there was a one-press option to bring up the dialog box. Anybody want to do some digging to see if there's a "defaults write" to change this behavior?
     
  6. Modano
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    So, it turns out that there's an easy but annoyingly not obvious solution. If you quickly press the power button, your laptop sleeps. If you hold down the power button for about 1 second, it brings up the good old dialog box. It's actually a pretty good middle ground once you get used to it. Hope that helps.
     

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