Power Button changed behavior!

CavemanMike

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A change for the better:

I used to miss the delete button and accidentally turn off my macbook pro 13" retina (very annoying).

Now, a mere press of the power button doesn't do that. In fact, it does nothing! (HOORAY!!!)

To turn off the macbook (which I never do with the power button): I press and hold it for 2 or 3 seconds and get sleep/off options.

1. When did that happen?
2. I presume this was intentional, and not that my power button is broken or anything :)
3. Is there any way to may a short press of the power button to do the same thing as DELETE? That would be cool !!

Thanks
Mike
 

Lunfai

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A change for the better:

I used to miss the delete button and accidentally turn off my macbook pro 13" retina (very annoying).

Now, a mere press of the power button doesn't do that. In fact, it does nothing! (HOORAY!!!)

To turn off the macbook (which I never do with the power button): I press and hold it for 2 or 3 seconds and get sleep/off options.

1. When did that happen?
2. I presume this was intentional, and not that my power button is broken or anything :)
3. Is there any way to may a short press of the power button to do the same thing as DELETE? That would be cool !!

Thanks
Mike
I swear it's always been like this haha - N
 

CavemanMike

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U messing with me?

No way!!!

A single short press would turn off my macbook immediately!

Mike
 

Crzyrio

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No way!!!

A single short press would turn off my macbook immediately!

Mike
Mavericks changed the way the power buttons functions from what I noticed.

I prefer the old way. I had it set up so when the power button was pressed it would ask me what to do.

Now pressing the power buttons, just puts it to sleep and I have to hold it to shut down.
 

CavemanMike

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What!

Seriously:

Is my mac broken?

I've only had it a few months (never had mac before mavericks so I can't comment on that).

I distinctly remember a single quick press of the power button would put it to sleep. Now it takes 2 or 3 seconds to do so.

Is something wrong with my mac?
 

snaky69

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It has always worked that way. A quick press for sleep, press and hold for shut down. (mac user since 2008)
 

CavemanMike

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Then mine is broken?

BTW, is everyone running 10.9.2? (I updated mine today). I presume that could not have affected that behavior.

Part of that update included a reboot, so it's not for lack of reboot.

Should I stop by the apple store with it?

I kinda like it this way, so I don't want to "fix it" and make it annoying.

BTW, why would they place the power button so close to the delete button?

Mike
 

alphaod

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It's to prevent people fromt accidentally turning off their computers. I've seen that happen quite often. People working on something, don't save, and then boom they turn it off by accident.
 

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CavemanMike

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Thank you, I feel VALIDATED!!!

I was beginning to think I was loosing my mind!

I like this behavior (the power button that is) much better!!!
 

christarp

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Same boat as OP, a quick press would instantly make my macbook sleep before 10.9.2, now i have to press it for about a second to get it to sleep. Glad they changed this.
 

priitv8

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BTW, is everyone running 10.9.2? (I updated mine today). I presume that could not have affected that behavior.
Right you are, CavemanMike!
Since 10.9.2 a short press on power button does nothing. In 10.9.1 it did not switch the MBP off, but put it asleep (You could wake it by pressing any button).
 

CavemanMike

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I'm so happy!

I feel validated AND I like the new functionality.

Lastly: any way to map a quick press of the power button to DEL ?
(That might be handy since every time I miss and press the power button, that's what I'm trying to do!

Mike