Sleeping while downloading

Discussion in 'macOS' started by typecase, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. typecase macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2005
    This was a a known problem in Mountain lion onward where the OS ignores HDD or download activity and simply sleeps in the middle of a long CPU intensive task or download. I still experience it on my Yosemite laptop and I have to use Caffeine to stop it. If I forget to activate this, the download stalls. Any idea if there is a more robust or automatic solution? I'm holding off upgrading my main production machine to Yosemite mainly because of this bug. I've left Apple feedback but I find it completely ridiculous that something so simple has been ignored for so long or simply won't be addressed at all.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The easiest solution is to change the power settings so the computer won't go into sleep mode. Its that or Caffeine as you noted, you already use that.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey, if you need to get 40 winks, letting your computer work while you sleep is an efficient use of your time. ;)

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