Can OSx be set to shut down on low battery?

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  1. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    This may well have been asked before.

    I have a friend who recently swapped to mac.

    A windows machine at set battery will power off.

    Can a mac do this?

    They want the machine to power off at low power but mac just goes to sleep.
    When put charger in it wakes up.

    Can the setting be changed?

    I'm fine how it is but he a fussy person.
    Other than that and few very minor issues he loves his move to mac

    Edit:

    Running mavericks
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    The fact that Windows machines shut down altogether doesn't mean it's necessarily the best thing to do. A full shut-down may require manually saving documents or force-quitting hung/non-responding apps, while sleep simply preserves the current state of the machine. Wake from sleep can also be much faster than a full reboot. So, just how much of an interruption should one put up with if it's just a matter of, "Whoops, gotta plug in the charger?"

    Further, since Apple is in full control of both hardware and OS, they're able to tailor sleep/wake behavior in ways that relatively generic Windows can't.
     
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I could be wrong... but I thought it actually did power-off eventually, but with a saved-state (so when you eventually charge it back up it restores back to where it was). If correct, that would seem to be the best approach generally.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    You could check to see if ControlPlane could, when the Mac goes to sleep, run a script to shut down.
     
  7. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Nah you're basically correct. So if you're just chugging along doing stuff and you forget to plug your Mac in and you run out of battery, it'll shut off and you will resume where you shut off.
     

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