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    Feb 01, 2012
    Keeping 10.6 OS Awake
    I have a Macbook. Running 10.6.8 OS.

    Energy Preferences for both Computer & Screen set to "Never" hard disk to sleep is "Unchecked" When I am away from computer say for 30-45 minutes, I come back to my log-in screen, type in password and the desk top, messenger outlook ect have to reload. (Running Office for Mac 2011). How do I keep these applications running? (So they don't go to sleep)?



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    May 13, 2011
    Mac OSX 10.7.3: MBP 15" Early 2011 2.0GHz i7, 8GB, 500GB 5400RPM
    I think what you are looking for is an app call Caffeine which is available from the App Store.

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    Member Since
    Feb 01, 2012
    Keeping OS 10.6 Awake
    So, you have to get an app to keep the os awake on the macbook? There are no apple settings for this?

    Thank You!


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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    What I do with my iMac and others I know do with their MBP's is to let the system sleep and then wake it up to continue using it. That is, I have applications running and then I walk away, the screensaver kicks in about 15 mins later and then the system goes to sleep some time after and when I return I click on the trackpad and I continue doing whatever I was doing in whatever applications are open..nothing is closed or anything..

    My friends with MBP's do the same except they close the lid to conserve battery power and when they return they open the lid and continue on.

    Having to re-login means that your system isn't sleeping but rather actually crashing and rebooting or crashing and logging out..

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