Power Button changed behavior!

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  1. CavemanMike macrumors regular

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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
     
  2. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    I swear it's always been like this haha - N
     
  3. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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    U messing with me?

    No way!!!

    A single short press would turn off my macbook immediately!

    Mike
     
  4. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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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)
     
  7. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Edited my post to make it clearer.
     
  9. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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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
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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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.
     
  11. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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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!!!
     
  14. christarp macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  15. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    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).
     
  16. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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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
     

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