Disable sleep mode in battery mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by johnnyXcrane, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. johnnyXcrane macrumors newbie

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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..
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. johnnyXcrane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But with Caffeine the display dont turn off. Thats just energy waste :/
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  5. Jimbo47, Dec 21, 2013
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  6. teffers macrumors regular

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    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 :

    http://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.
     
  7. Guppy51 macrumors member

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    Is turning the lights on the screen all the way down same as having the screen off?
     
  8. teffers macrumors regular

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    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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