Tag Archives: Sleep

Test related settings when troubleshooting

SystemPreferencesIconXSometimes we get fixated on specific settings and possibilities when troubleshooting problems with our Macs, and in doing so might overlook other seemingly unrelated settings that might end up being the root of the problem at hand.

Recently, MacIssues reader Graham wrote in, asking about a problem with his Thunderbolt drives unmounting at random intervals: Continue reading

Disable new power button sleep mode in OS X Mavericks

PowerIconOne of the new features in OS X Mavericks is a slight change to the way the power button on your Mac is used. While pressing the button on a powered-down system will start it up as expected, with OS X running, instead of bringing up the power menu as it did in the past, the behavior now has three different modes.

The first mode is to sleep your Mac, where you press the button for about a second and then release it. Continue reading