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Hey guys.

So I just got my macbook pro retina today and I really like it so far.

Now before i say anything else, i should let you know that before this mac i had never used one before and I had just used Windows.

So i need some help with a small issue.

When I leave my mac idle, the screen will dim after about 5 minutes, then after it dims, the screen will just go to sleep. After I wake the screen, it has me on my login page.

I am okay with the screen dimming, I just dont want it to go to sleep. I would prefer it goes to a screen saver.

Anyways i know this is a huge noobie question but I really don't know diddly squat about macs at all (trying to learn )

So if you guys could help me out that would be great!!

Thanks a bunch!

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Go i nto System Preferences in the Applications Folder > Energy Saver and select the never sleep option.

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So should I uncheck "Put hard drives to sleep when possible" ?

Because that is the only thing that I can see involving disabling sleep.
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The hard drive sleep is only going to sleep the hard drive when its not in use. It has nothing to do with the entire computer sleeping.

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Go to System Preferences choose Desktop and Screen Saver then choose the Screen Saver option. A series of settings will appear.You can set the options for a screensaver quite easily.

With a screen saver in place the request for a password when you wake the screen may still appear depending upon your settings. If it does go to System Preferences>Security and Privacy. From there either uncheck the Require password option or change the interval before a password is required.

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