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Sometimes I leave my Macbook on when I leave the house and I set it to where when it is plugged into the wall the HDD and the computer don't turn off after a certain amount of time, but I am still coming home to my computer being in sleep mode and I am kicked off Adium. Am I missing something here? How do I keep my computer from going into sleep mode and kicking me off when I decide to leave it on?

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apple manu (or dock) > system preferences > energy saver.

set your time to sleep, and for your display to turn off.

if you want to stay connected, i'd suggest setting the display for a short time to save your screen, say 10-15 min, and then setting your sleep for a longer time.

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yeah i have the display set for 10 min and then sleep is put on "never" when its using the adapter. but it still turns off. is there something else i am missing?
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Are you sure that you're using the adapter? It might be on a loose plug and you might have been running on battery when you left.

Sorry if that seemed dumb. Maybe someone with more experience would jump in.


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You can also try using the app Caffeine (http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/). It adds a little icon to the menu bar so you can turn off sleep or keep it on, depending on the status icon. If the icon has an X over it then it won't sleep at all, if it doesn't then it follows the normal energy options.

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