How do you shut off your Macbook?

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  1. Germwise macrumors regular

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    Do you turn it off?

    Is there a hibernate?

    Do you just close the lid and send it to sleep?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I just sleep it, unless it is going to be off for a few days, then I shut it down.
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I do the same thing. I just close the lid and let it sleep unless I know I won't be using it for a while.

    When I go to shut down my MacBook Pro, I press the power button and then click Shut Down.
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Hmm... I often just shut it down, since it resets the ram right? :3
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Same.

    If I want to turn it off, I use: Tap the Power Button then Enter.
     
  6. secondfox macrumors member

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    There's no hibernate, which I miss from my Windows days. I wish there was.

    Most of the time I sleep my laptop. But when I want to reset the RAM (or getting up about 1 GB of swap after using a VM for a while), I reset the computer. Power button > enter.
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    If I want to turn it off, I do it the hard way.

    Apple Menu>Shutdown (whilst holding option key)
     
  8. TBi macrumors 68030

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    All current Mac laptops automatically hibernate when going to sleep. Try putting the laptop to sleep, waiting for the sleep light to pulse and then remove the battery. When you power it up again it will resume from the hibernation file (grey screen with loading bar)
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Having just tried this, I found that it just shut off my computer...
     
  10. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    I miss being able to change the battery in my old powerbook while it was sleeping. My MBP just dies straight away:(
     
  11. tj53 macrumors member

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    I was questioning that when I read it. Thanks for trying!

    The computers do hibernate when they run out of battery however. That is when you will see the greyed out screen and loading bars when coming back up.
     
  12. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    i usually just let my powerbook sleep

    but if i shut it down i use dockables....and click the shutdown one tht is in my dock...its really convenient
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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  15. Domanic macrumors regular

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    I usually just leave it on if it's on my desk. I sleep it when I take it to college/elsewhere.
     
  16. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    I usually just close the lid and put it to sleep. If I won't be needing to use it for over 24hrs I shut it down but via the hard way (Apple Menu -> Shutdown -> Ok). Never tried the physical power-button -> Enter key. Should be much faster then, learn something new everyday thanks!
     
  17. testcard macrumors 68020

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    How much battery drain, if any, is there in sleep mode?
     
  18. theARNSKI macrumors regular

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    When I step away from it a short time or a little longer, I do just as many of you and just put it to sleep. But overnight, I'll shut it down.
     
  19. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    During my 15-20 minute transport to work, I lose about 3-4% of the battery power.

    I left it in sleep while I was gone for about 3 days and it lost about 75% of the power.
     
  20. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    Same here :)
     
  21. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That sounds rather high. My Late 2006 MB loses less than 1% per hour when asleep on battery.
     
  22. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    You can hibernate. Just remove the battery when it's on, then put it back in :rolleyes::p
     
  23. nuttyboy78 macrumors newbie

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    Removing your battery to hibernate? That's insane!

    Look for a dashboard widget called "Deep Sleep". One click and your macbook is hibernating. Or for the lazier ones among you, here is the link....

    http://deepsleep.free.fr/
     
  24. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently re-inserting the battery when it's on puts it in hibernate.
     
  25. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Then you did it wrong. You probably didn't wait until the light started pulsating.
     

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