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How to Stop MacBook Pro from going to Sleep?


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Hello everyone.
Sorry if this question been answer somewhere around here before but I'm very new to this whole mac thing.
I bought my first ever Mac few days ago and I'm having trouble
figuring out how to stop it from going to sleep every 5-10 minutes when I'm not doing anything on it.

For example; I hate to have to enter password every time when I'm at home and just waiting for some files that I'm uploading or downloading to finish just because I wasn't doing anything on my Mac.
The only time it doesn't go to sleep is when I'm watching some videos in full Screen.
Is there any way to avoid/stop Mac from going to sleep?

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 menu > System Preferences > Energy Saver

you can set sleep times separately for when the Mac is running off a battery while you are on the move and when it is plugged into a power adaptor

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You can also get a free tool called Caffeine that lets you set a period where your Mac will stay awake.

e.g. click on Caffeine in the Menu bar and it will stay awake for xxminutes/hours or until you click it again or shutdown.

That way you can leave your energy settings intact for when you're not at home etc

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It sounds to me like his SCREEN is going to sleep, not the computer. As suggested, you can adjust this in Energy Saver settings -- but of course be aware of the effect this will have on your battery.

It also sounds like you've got some kind of screensaver that requires a password to get out of activated. Turn off all that silly stuff in the "Desktop and Screensaver" and "Security" preferences of System Preferences.
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