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The Apple computers from Mac to iMac to MacBook are relatively economical with the power supply, especially if only the battery is used. Mac OS X and macOS hibernation is a factor, but certainly undesirable when downloading a large file, giving a presentation, reading an eBook, or discussing what's on the screen without moving a mouse or using a keyboard. On the Port-Command "Caffeinate" or the app Theine you can turn off the Mac sleep mode individually.
The Apple Mac should not go to sleep, but rather stay active - this makes sense in many scenarios. If you don't want to download an app to keep your computer permanently awake, then simply use the terminal under Mac OS X or MacOS. In it you then use the command Caffeinate, which, according to its name, instills caffeine so that it stays awake;)
You can get to the macOS Terminal in different ways; but the fastest will take you over Spotlight. Simply click on the spotlight icon (magnifying glass) on the right side of the menu bar. Then enter "terminal" in the search field and select the program.
Caffeinate is a command that works on its own as well as with some adjustments. So just enter the word in the terminal as a test and click on input or enter. You can tell that the command is now being carried out by two decisive changes in the window. On the one hand, the red point at the top left (close, otherwise with an X) gets a black point in the middle. On the other hand, the cursor is deactivated in the terminal.
If you want to remove the caffeine from your Apple computer and thus make it possible to go into sleep mode again, you can do this very easily with the key combination that terminates endless commands by default: CTRL + C or Ctrl + C.
Instead of running the Caffeinate command endlessly, you can also set it to a specific period of time, assign it to a specific program, process or component. For about half an hour without resting, you give Caffeinate -t 1800 a; the 1800 are the seconds. For an hour without sleep you enter 3600 seconds;)
Here are a few more attachments that will ensure that Mac hibernation is ignored in a particular situation:
But how does it work with the app and the process? Let's assume you use the Firefox web browser on your Mac, or rather on your MacBook, to watch Netflix. If the standby of the Apple system is to be deactivated when you have Netflix active, simply enter this or a code that suits you: caffeinate -d /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin https://netflix.com
The terminal is not for everyone and, especially when things have to be done quickly, one prefers to fall back on ready-made solutions. When looking for information and apps, you may have heard of “Caffeine”. Caffeine should, however, that's how I have it read hereto spy on the location of the user. Better, because more private than Caffeine, is therefore Theine, which means something like Teein in German, i.e. the coffee alternative made from tea.
The Theine app programmed by the German developers at IXEAU UG ensures that your Mac does not sleep for a certain period of time or always. It can also be started directly with the system start. You can find the Theine download (currently reduced by 50%) in the Mac App Store or here:
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.