Snippet: Disable Power Button Sleep on OS X 10.9 ☇

Shared on March 7, 2014

This new hint posted over at Mac OS X Hints was a nice little way to end a Friday:

…In Terminal, type in the following command and then press Enter.

defaults write PowerButtonSleepsSystem -bool no

This causes the ‘Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?’ dialog to come up much quicker too.

I didn’t mind the new behavior of the sleep button, but I know plenty who were annoyed—especially with machines that have the power button on the keyboard. It’s also easily reversible by replacing ‘no’ with ‘yes’ on that command.

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