Safe Sleep - Hibernation At Last!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by greatdevourer, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

    Aug 5, 2005
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    I wonder if Apple will ever support this feature for previous Powerbooks and iBooks. Probably not, they got to have some selling point for the pathetic state of the current PowerBook line.
  3. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    hehe did anyone read the full article? you can do this on any mac. its just a basic hack. apparently!
  5. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    I'm already using this feature for both my machines (see the sig)
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The Apple beat Windows with this feature, one of the things that the Lisa used to do.

    Was also a feature that was shown on Mac OS X in the early stages, but a feature that didn't make it into the shipping versions.
  7. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    I just added this feature to my machine (see sig.). Works like charm.

    Thanks for the link

  8. LawHog macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2005
    This is great. My 8/04 PowerBook SafeSlept in about 10 seconds, and awoke in about 20. Thanks much for the link.
  9. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    when i got my powerbook over a week ago, i let the battery run all the way down to calibrate it. i was expecting it to go into sleep mode but instead it looked as if it shutdown. i was like wtf because the sleep light was not pulsing and i figured the powerbook turned off! i plugged the ac adapter in and hit the power button and watched the screen light up. was a monochrome screen with a progress bar at the bottom.

    now that i found this thread, i realize what it means! lol.
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I hope that Apple (or someone else) releases a GUI version or a preference pane for this. That would be really neat. Then you can just click a box that says "Use Safe Sleep" or "Use safe sleep instead of Sleep"

    It would also be neat to just have that option from the apple menu, and perhaps a keyboard shortcut to go along with it.
  11. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    I'd like to see this officially built into the Energy Saver Preference.

    Also, a choice between bright sleep light or dim sleep light. (Yes, minor, I know but it's annoying when it gets really bright when you close the lid and it's dark.)

    And finally, the option to choose if the computer wakes up by opening the lid or the power button. (Not any key, bahh, that's just cheating)

    That'd make me a happy man! :rolleyes:

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