The "New" Power Button On Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by oo7ml, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. oo7ml macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I upgraded to OS X Mavericks at the weekend and one thing still baffles me.

    When my computer is on, what actually happens when i press the power button now... my computer looks like it is gone to sleep as soon as i press it, however when i turn it back on the next day, it seems like a lot of battery has been used up.

    Before i upgraded, the power button used to give me a choice of what i wanted to do (which i can still get to by holding the power button down for 3 seconds)... i don't necessarily want the options back, but i would like to know what is happening my computer when i press the button on the new OS X Mavericks?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated... thanks in advance...
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    First hit on a google search.

    Since you weren't very explicit, I don't know what you mean by "a lot of battery", but I know mine seems to drain the battery more than I would expect when asleep. I've noticed a 20% drain over a few days of being asleep. Will drain faster if left in cold conditions.
     
  3. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, i had searched it and got mixed opinions... some people thought that it was different than the old sleep... and i have to agree, as you seem to receive email and the battery is drained further, however maybe this is just how the new operating system works...
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    This from MacWorld:

     
  5. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so this is confusing... is the computer asleep or just the screen?
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Well, the macworld article is in disagreement with the apple article. I don't have maverick installed yet, so I can't tell you for sure either way. Unless they changes the behavior, the white light on the front of the macbook will blink slowly (like a slow breathing) when it is asleep.
     
  7. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    Just hold down the power button for a few seconds if you want the window that asks you what you want to do or press ctrl+eject.
     
  8. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys... i'm happy for the macbook to go asleep as soon as i press the button IF it is actually going asleep and not just the screen...

    The macbook air does not have any lights to indicate and status etc...
     

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