Firefox or Safari preventing sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Schtibbie, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    Don't know whether this goes in the Macbook forum or this Applications one. I think it might be app-specific, so here goes.. My Macbook refuses to let itself go to sleep in the allotted 5 minutes of no-activity. It *seems* like it might be Firefox keeping it awake although I think I may have noticed it while my wife left Safari open as well. No, this isn't with movie-playing stuff running or anything like that.

    Anyway, what good is auto-sleep if I have to quit all running apps? If I was going to do that anyway, I could have just as easily shut the lid! Is there a way to tell Leopard "nevermind your CPU activity - if there is no keyboard or mouse activity, PLEASE GO TO SLEEP!!!"
  2. Schtibbie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    Ah, cripes - i don't think it was the browsers keeping my computer from sleeping after all. I prematurely posted that last post (sorry). The only thing using CPU this time was coreaudiod (what is THAT?) at about 3.5% and my macbook refused to fall asleep again. No programs running.
  3. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    try doing a restart, I'd bet that'd solve the problem.

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