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Put Mountain Lion to sleep when I close lid

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Feb 3, 2013 10:25 AM

Can anyone help me put ML to sleep when i close the display lid? I've benn hunting google and ended up with searchterm <mac lion sleep "close lid" -external -wake -battery -airplay> which gave me nothing.

 

What I need is: wifi off, disk activity off, roaming network connections off, geo Location off, internal microphone off ...and so on. You are probably thinking "Why not press power button and click Sleep or Shut Down?!?"

 

Well, first of all i'm stubborn, secondly I want to be able control, and monitor, my computers activity/network communikations, and thirdly force of habit, I close lid and walk away.

 

Is it even possible in Mountain Lion? Close lid = actual sleep?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to MacDenmark)

    What do you have set in >System Preferences>Energy Saver

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,005 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to MacDenmark)

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,005 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to MacDenmark)

    My apologies. Wrong forum.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to MacDenmark)

    In terminal you can see what is keeping your Mac from sleeping when you close the lid

     

    pmset -g assertions
    

     

    Usually this has things to do with Internet, printer sharing or the secondary external monitor your laptop connects to.

     

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1776

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to MacDenmark)

    You can put your Macbook on deep sleep (or hibernate mode) instead of putting it in sleep mode when the lid is closed.

     

    Even in sleep mode, the memory is running in the background to perform some basic operations.

     

    But deep sleep would put your MacBooks into a complete shutdown mode and resume when you turn it back on.

     

    Terminal copy and paste:

     

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25
    

     

    This would prompt you to enter your password.

     

    This would enable the Deep Sleep mode in MacBooks.

     

    Press the Power button each time you want to wake your Mac from deep sleep.

     

    The default is:  pmset -a hibernatemode 3



    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM

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