tapping power button does not put my macbook pro to sleep

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  1. juantoothree4 macrumors member

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343

    they say tap it once, and it will go to sleep. It only goes to sleep when i hold it for more than simply tapping it. I want to simply tap and go to sleep. This does not work for me, can someone please tell me how do I get this command back?

    Thank you
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    This keyboard shortcut is no longer valid on OS X Mavericks.

    Personally I like the new behavior of the power button because in previous versions, I always put my Mac to sleep by tapping on the power button by accident.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Since Mavericks a delay was added, I believe you need to hold it for 2-3 seconds for it to have the old behaviour.

    Atlernatively, press cmd-alt-eject.
     
  4. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Yet another thing about Mavericks that was better in Mountain Lion. Mavericks is probably the better OS but I hate it when Apple goofs up things that really work well for me. I'm looking forward to seeing what's up with 10.10 on Monday.
     
  5. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't pressing the power button bring up the Shut Down/Reboot dialog in Mountain Lion? It was actually quite convinient, as you could for example reboot by pressing Power + R or sleep by Power + S.

    AFAIK, the immediate sleep was introduced with 10.9.0, and then changed to require the 3 second delay in 10.9.1.
     

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