Turn off Sleep, but keep password on login?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Benjamin99, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Benjamin99 macrumors member

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    I have CrashPlan running in the background at 3am every morning. Crashplan will not backup if my mac goes to sleep. I need to password protect my iMac when not in use as well. How can I accommodate both scenarios?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In System Preferences:
    1. Set to require password
      ScreenCap 2013-02-06 at Wed, Feb 6,10.39.41 AM .PNG
    2. Set a screen saver
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    3. Activate screen saver (such as with a hot corner)
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  3. Benjamin99 thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought I had tried that, and it would just open back up out of the screensaver without prompting for the password. I'll try that again when I get home. Thanks!
     
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    After you've done the steps below, just Click the Lock icon on the upper right of the menu bar and then choose "Lock Screen".


    Enable Keychain Status Icon:
    1. Open up Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.app
    2. Click "KeyChain Access" on the left in the menu bar
    3. Click "Preferences"
    4. Check "Show keychain status in menu bar"
    Disable Sleep:
    1. Click the :apple:
    2. Click "System Preferences"
    3. Click "Energy Saver"
    4. Set Computer Sleep to "Never" (for whichever power source your using)
    Set your Screen Saver:
    1. Click the :apple:
    2. Click "System Preferences"
    3. Click "Desktop & ScreenSaver"
    4. Click "Screen Saver"
    5. Choose your preferred screensaver
     
  5. Benjamin99 thread starter macrumors member

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