Is your Mac having insomnia issues? Trouble sleeping through the night? Like babies and humans, Macs can get finnicky about sleep patterns and may not shut down, or go to sleep properly. No matter how much you tweak the System Preferences, sometimes it takes a little bit of trickery under the hood to get the Mac going the way it should. We'll show you how to find rogue apps in the background, change the lid closed action, and prevent your Mac from sleeping.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Powering off your Mac properly can avoid incurring problems like system file corruption. All it takes is a little patience and the right routine. You can use the Apple menu to turn off your computer, put it to sleep, or restart it, but with Terminal you can select even more options for shutting down your Mac, including logging off all users and setting up certain times for your Mac to shut down. These commands are extremely handy if you manage a server or remote Mac through SSH. Read on to learn more.