How to Deep Sleep / Hibernate in Lion ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TheMafioso, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. TheMafioso macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Is there any way to send the laptop in Deep sleep(hibernate) in Lion, ofcourse without emptying the battery ?

    Earlier Snow Leopard method like Deep Sleep Widget won't work :(

    Also, can't believe Apple once again left out the File Cut option :mad: don't know what they have against moving files :mad: :(
  2. rev.b macrumors regular


    May 1, 2009
    Deep Sleep 1.2 works just fine for me in Lion...
  3. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Type this in Terminal:
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 1
    If you want to revert, replace 1 with 3 in the above command.
  4. TheMafioso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Tried it but deepsleep 1.2 still doesn't work for me :(

    thanks for your help
  5. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    I would love this too

    I wish they could modify resume to work with all apps.

    I would like to shut down my MBA keeping all the programs and desktops intact and then boot it back up and have them all open again but resume doesn't seem to work like that.

    It will re-open all the programs but sticks them all on the same desktop and doesn't restore things like my chrome and firefox tabs.

    The only method is sleeping but that sucks battery as OP mentioned. :(
  6. TheMafioso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Is deepsleep working for everybody else on lion :confused:
  7. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    What is the difference between deep sleep and just shutting it off?
  8. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Hibernation writes the contents of memory to your hard drive and then powers off. The next time you power on it restores it.
  9. TheMafioso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    What Quad5Ny mentioned. Also its faster too, to deep sleep and bring it back than shutting down and restart.
  10. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Get ready to have your mind blown:

    Finder DOES have cut and paste for files, they just don't call it that. Here's how you do it: copy the file as normal (I know I know, that's copy, not cut, but bear with me), and when you paste it, hold option. The command changes from "paste" to "move" in the menus, and indeed that's what it does. Ta-da!
  11. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Thanks for the tip :). CMD-drag also works BTW.
  12. beej69 macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2003
    Puerto Rico
    Deep Sleep 1.2 doesn't work for me

    Deep Sleep 1.2 is not working for me on my MacBookAir4,2. i put in my username and password and it just keeps asking for it :(
  13. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    I have mac mini 2.3ghz i5 8gb ram purchased from ftys july 23rd 2012. Works great.

    Downloaded that and installed it. Clicked on that widget and put in my name and password. Nothing happened. Then clicked on it again and it said shutting dow for sleep. It slept and 1 minute later the lights on my usb fan went off. How neat. Then power button and the grey screen with white dots on bottom and it restarted. Just my keyboard and mouse refused to work. Cuz they are plugged into my monitor (it has 4 usb ports). Without restarting I unplugged the keyboard and then plugged it back in and 2 seconds later it worked.

    So it works I guess. Not bad. Better than complete shutdown. No restarting all my apps and stuff. Good program.
  14. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
  15. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

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