Mac OS X goes to sleep when there is about 5-10 minutes of inactivity. Certain Apps keep your Mac awake even when you are not using it for a long time. Although there are tweaks available which can make your Mac not to fall asleep no matter for how long you keep it left On and Inactive, but sometimes you do wish to make it fall asleep even when some Apps are still active. With the help of PleaseSleep you can Force Sleep your Mac when certain Apps are still active.
PleaseSleep is a freeware which helps you configure your Macs sleep options. You can also add some exceptions like there must be some Apps which when active you want the Mac not to go to Sleep Mode. In the Options Menu you can also configure the amount after which your Mac should fall asleep.
Once installed PleaseSleep resides at the Menu Bar and when the predetermined time period which you had set in Energy Saver preferences pane is over it will force sleep the Mac. If you have added any exception the App will wait for that App to complete its task and once over it will do the function. You can access the General or Preferences options by Right clicking on the menu bar option.
The General Tab lets you set the Display Mode and also enable or disable sleep and awake logging. The Preferences Tab helps you to create both Force Sleep and Force Awake exception lists.
Under the Force Sleep option you can add the list of programs which when active you still want the Mac to got to Sleep Mode.
Under the Force Awake you can add the list of those Apps which when active you want to keep the Mac awake. However you can also set the timer after which the App will anyhow Force Sleep the Mac.
PleaseStop is compatible with Mac 10.5 or higher. With this App you can not only force sleep your Mac but also keep it Force Awake when you desire. So this is one App which will help you to deal with all your Sleep Mode issues.
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