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yhnjgkfhkhk Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Aug 29, 2009 5:53 PM
When I click on the battery icon in the menu bar it seems to be missing some of the options that were there in Leopard. There used to be an option called custom, and two others whose name I forget right now. The point is you could choose from three different power settings without going into system preferences. Is there some way to turn these on again that I have not found?
Thanks for any help.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2.0 White 2GB 160Gb
  • danno2022 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2009 10:29 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
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    Macbook 13" (Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.6)
  • danno2022 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2009 10:30 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    I also am wondering about this. I know this issue arose with an earlier update and people complained and they put it back on the next update. But now it is gone again, I prefer to have this feature back. Any info would be great. thanks.
    Macbook 13" (Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.6)
  • D4T3N7OD Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2009 10:11 AM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    The Energy Profiles are really gone from the Battery Menubar item and the preferences! Something like this happened in 10.5.6 IIRC and was fixed again in 10.5.7. The Menubar item was also the only way for "Standard" (restricted) users to change the Energy Settings.

    Instead of taking all the profiles away, they should offer MORE (custom and maybe user-renameable) profiles...

    Thank you Apple, you killed one of the most useful features of Mac OS X.
    And I think many people want it back. Without this, Snow Leopard is IMO much less useful for mobile computers. For me, UNUSABLE.
  • Mattj Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 2:14 AM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    yes its gone again... i want it back... please bring back the options from the menu!

    I find it much much quicker for me to save a custom power mode and then just pick it from the list when i need it... rather than go into the energy pref pane and faf about!
    Mac Book Pro 15" 2.4g Intel Dual Core + 2g Ram 160g HD + 500g Lacie external, Mac OS X (10.6), http://www.mjmacintosh.co.uk
  • EarthBased Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 8:12 AM (in response to D4T3N7OD)
    Not again! This happened on (10.5.6) I think and then was fixed in 10.5.7. The Energy Saver Prefs panel doesn't even have the profiles anymore! This is serious problem for notebook users. How can it creep back into 10.6.1? I pray to the code gods that this is fixed again in the next update to Snow Leopard.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • milton.kuo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 3:19 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    It seems that the Sleep menu command either puts the computer into a sleep mode or hibernate mode depending upon whether the Mac is plugged in to an electrical outlet. At least, that is my observation using my MacBook Pro, which is the last model issued before the unibody models.

    It's a tolerable work-around while waiting for the power profiles that existed in Leopard to be restored.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 GB
  • JSAF Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 14, 2009 12:12 AM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    Just adding a 'me too' to this one. There are at least three other threads with the same complaint:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10100084&#10100084
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10101571&#10101571
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10091692&#10091692
    It was particularly useful when giving presentations or downloading a file to be able to quickly and easily select a 'custom' option that did not allow the computer to sleep. Now the only way is to go through the full system prefs menu (which requires a password if you have followed the general advice not to work in an admin. account).
    I'm surprised that it was not rectified in the recent 10.6.1 upgrade. Could it have something to do with increased security in Snow Leopard?
    James
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), also iMac G4 (10.4.11)
  • Corrado Calculating status...
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    Sep 16, 2009 12:09 AM (in response to JSAF)
    Add me to the list of people not happy with the sleep/hibernate situation in 10.6.1.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone, iMac G5, XServe Dual G5, iBook(x2)
  • EarthBased Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Sep 20, 2009 1:54 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    I also seem to be getting worse battery life with my relatively new replacement battery...Apple fix this!!!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • ewewqrq Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2009 5:30 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    I'm new to mac however I had seen that optimization choices in another macbook pro using leopard.

    now there is no option like that and I can't get even closer to the 7 hours without wireless and so many things closed and minimum brightness.I hope that will come back soon. I am not close to hapy with this.
    Macbook Pro 13" Mid'09, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • EarthBased Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 2, 2009 7:39 AM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    Is there any word the upcoming 10.6.2 will fix this issue?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • EarthBased Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 5:32 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    Well, I installed 10.6.2 and still no energy profiles! I thought 10.6.2 was going to fix this???
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • arkling Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 10, 2009 8:16 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
    Add me to the list of 10.6.2'ers that would REALLY like to see Energy Saver options / profiles come back.
    MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
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    Feb 6, 2010 1:33 PM (in response to yhnjgkfhkhk)
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    iMac24, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
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