Disable sleep mode in battery mode

johnnyXcrane

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 13, 2013
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Is there anyway to disable the automatic sleep when my MacBook is on battery? I only want that the display turn off after some time but not real sleep mode. Because I don't want that the MacBook go offline and stop the music, I only want sleep mode when the lid is closed! But I can only find the option for the power adapter mode..
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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But with Caffeine the display dont turn off. Thats just energy waste :/
You can easily turn the display off with a move of the mouse or swipe of the trackpad or by keyboard shortcut. Caffeine will keep your Mac from sleeping.
 

teffers

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2013
137
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United Kingdom
I have mine set to turn the display off after 10 minutes, then sleep the machine after 4 hours (or when I close the lid). You can set it to whatever you like though using the commands mentioned in the below thread.

All the info you need is in this thread :

https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17495950&posted=1#post17495950

Be careful however as you're changing settings via the Terminal app.

It's easy to do but worth reading the thread in it's entirety.
 

Guppy51

macrumors member
Jun 25, 2013
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Is turning the lights on the screen all the way down same as having the screen off?
 

teffers

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2013
137
10
United Kingdom
Is turning the lights on the screen all the way down same as having the screen off?
Hi Guppy, no it's still possible to see the screen, even with the back light reduced to minimum.

I use a free app called Lock Me Now to enable a key press (i.e ALT + cursor right) to turn the screen off immediately. This doesn't invoke the sleep state that pressing the power button once does.
 
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