Possible to set specific profiles for plugged in and battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mikebuzzsaw, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Is there anyway to set specific profiles when I'm running on battery and on power for my unibody mbp?


    - Use better battery life (use the lesser graphics card)
    - Turn off bluetooth
    - Turn on wifi

    - Turn off wifi
    - Turn on bluetooth

    It's just tedious to do it manually and was just curious if there was a faster or more efficient way of doing this.
  2. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Maine, US
    The only way that I could think of doing it is to run a script that checked if the computer was plugged in or not and set the preferences accordingly. A way to do this would be to use SleepWatcher which allows you to run a command when your computer wakes up, or goes to sleep. You could configure it so that when your computer woke up, it would check to see if the power was plugged in, and then turn bluetooth on/off, turn wifi on/off etc... The only downside to this would be that you would have to sleep your computer every time you wanted to unplug / plug your computer in. There might be something like SleepWatcher that runs a script when the power is plugged in, but I haven't seen such a thing before.

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