Shutdown 10.9 when lid is closed.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ShawnIT, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. ShawnIT macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2014
    Is it possible to force a system shutdown when the lid to my mac book airs are closed?

    I have around 300 of them in a school enviroment and when the wake up from sleep they don't want to automatically rejoin my wireless. This is causing me a huge headache.

    Any ideas?
  2. maflynn, Jan 18, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014

    maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't believe you can't do a force shutdown as OSX will want to prompt the user to save any existing work that might be active.
  3. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    Actually, I think you *can* (with terminal commands) but I'm not going to say how because I think that's a terrible penalty for accidentally closing the lid.

    OP, I'd suggest figuring out why the Macs are not re-joining the wifi network, that's the more elegant solution.

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