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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Goldfrapp, Dec 2, 2016.
Any idea what it's for? Anybody else knew?
Err, it's the power button!
It's the power button.
Really? I thought I read somewhere that Apple did away with a power button and that new MBP is "always on".
No, they've made it so that it turns on automatically when you open the lid but the power button is still there. The power button is essential for troubleshooting otherwise there would be no way to force it to turn off.
Silly me then. My new MBP has had 4 kernel panics so far and wouldn't turn on as a result. So I would close the lid and open it again to turn it back on.
By the way, is anybody else experiencing kernel panics on their new MBP? I wonder if I should replace it.
Power button doesn't put it to sleep on mine?
It doesn't put it to sleep. If your MacBook is off, it will turn it on. If it is on, it will do nothing - unless you hold it down for about 10 seconds in which case it will forcibly turn it off (only for troubleshooting purposes).
But yeah...the button doesn't show the shut down/sleep window
Ah okay. Is there a way to set it so it does?
On Bootcamp it does function that way.
I feel like there used to be... but taking a poke around system preferences no longer shows an option where I thought it would be (Energy Saver or General?)