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NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going into sleep mode. Now you shouldn't plug your mouse and monitor to stay computer awake - just check a tick in the System Preferences and continue downloading of huge files and watching favorite movies over the network with lid closed.

What's New

Version 1.3.3:
  • Fixed: ooops NoSleep Kernel Extension is not loaded on old Mac OS
  • Checkbox for double click activation

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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NomanS4449 Member IconReview+0
NomanS4449
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Cant update but the old version 1.3.3 works like charm on my os 10.9.4 :)

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Version 1.3.3
KaydianW7368 Member IconReview+0
KaydianW7368
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Just downloaded this app and it works for my late 2013 rMBP XD Kudos

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Version 1.3.3
stevej3257
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Does it work for uTorrent while downloading on battery? System sleep overrides NoSleep eventually for my case and the downloads stop.

KaydianW7368
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yes it does x) thats what i use it for.

stevej3257
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What are your energy saver settings on battery? I.e which of the 3 settings are checked?

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stevej3257
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Does not work on late 2013 MBPr. System sleep will override NoSleep and the wifi connection will still disconnect. Tested by downloading on battery with NoSleep, did not even close lid.

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Version 1.3.3
stevej3257 Member IconReview+0
stevej3257
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Does not work on late 2013 MBPr. System sleep will override NoSleep and the wifi connection will still disconnect. Tested by downloading on battery with NoSleep, did not even close lid.

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Version 1.3.3
ChrisE5937 Member IconReview+0
ChrisE5937
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A very simple applet that does exactly as it says. Usage and Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6r0Qy8ycs4

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Version 1.3.3
Herojig Member IconReview+0
Herojig
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Does not work on an MBA 2013. But I gave it 5 stars for having a decent uninstaller.

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Version 1.3.3
anito Member IconReview+1
anito
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Does what it says :)
Have been looking around for a mac application which would allow me to shut my lid while keeping my application (e.g.. songs from internet etc) active. Why wouldn't Apple see sense and implement this simple option into their OS!

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Version 1.3.3
Deltabiz
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There are risks to operating a MacBook with the lid closed; if you don't completely understand those risks, then you shouldn't be using this software!

Apple doesn't support using a MacBook in this fashion, because customers have previously whined about passing an IQ test as a requirement for Mac purchases...

;)

Strulf
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Yes Apple allow this too, but only if the Macbook is connected to the external power connection. This App makes only sense if you want to use your Mac in battery mode and lid closed.

artie505
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@Strulf: Where in is that pref? Does it exist in Snow Leopard?

As far as I know, there is no way to close the lid of a Mac and not have it sleep without an app such as this.

Strulf
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@artie505 Yes it's the standard behaviour for Snow Leopard as well. There are no settings for that.
All you need is an external monitor connected to your Mac and the power connection via MagSafe has to be established (LED on). Then you can close the lid and the computer will keep on running.

artie505
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Thanks, Strulf.

You weren't explicit and failed to mention the external monitor, which I haven't got.

With NoSleep, I can close my MBP's lid and have it stay awake under any circumstances.

artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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IMPORTANT HEADS-UP!!!

If you set your pref for EITHER adapter OR battery, and you subsequently toggle NoSleep's menu bar icon off/on, BOTH adapter AND battery will become selected.

The potential exists for a user who has opted for adapter only to unknowingly turn on battery and create a dangerous situation in which a MacBook could be closed and stuffed into a knapsack WHILE IT IS STILL GENERATING HEAT.

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Version 1.3.3
Tom Andersen
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Macbook is smart, will shut down when it gets hot no matter what. If that battle tested, embedded software fails, there are physical links that melt to prevent anything really bad from happening.

artie505
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Thanks, Tom, but that's just not an acceptable answer.

The developer has elected to program his app to override WHAT USERS ACTUALLY WANT in favor of WHAT HE THINKS THEY WANT, and while Apple's built-in defenses are a nice fall-back, they don't compensate for developer stupidity.

normb Member IconReview+30
normb
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Will not run on my MB Air using 10.6.8 - just says : ooops
NoSleep Kernel Extension is not loaded.

How do I fix this ??

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Version 1.3.2
Steveloken
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I'm having the same issue on my MB using 10.7.5

artie505
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Same issue with Early 2009 White MacBook/2.0GHz Core 2 Duo/6Gb RAM/OS X 10.6.8 (Build 10K549)...

D/l v 1.3.0 from

First uninstall v 1.3.2 with the uninstaller included in the dmg, then reinstall v 1.3.0.

artie505
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D/l URL was dropped because of tags; try: http://macosx-nosleep-extension.googlecode.com/files/NoSleep-1.3.0.dmg

normb
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Not being comfortable with using Terminal, I instead used CleanApp to remove the preference pane and two other associated files found. Then installed version 1.3.0 and everything now works fine.

Worth 5 stars now, but less one for all the trouble gone to ;-)

Thanks everyone for the advice

artie505
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Why don't you rerate with 7.5 stars to average out your two ratings to 4?

normb
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Happy to re-rate, but how does one do this ?

artie505
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You can't edit a rating, so you'll have to redo, stating your reason for doing so.

7.5 stars was, of course, facetious.

HPPOLLACK Member IconReview+1
HPPOLLACK
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Magnificent app. Does exactly what it says. Works great on Mountain Lion.

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Version 1.3.1
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ayushbhaira
Version 1.3.3
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JasonL6798
Version 1.3.3
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4rchfraser
Version 1.3.3
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Strulf
Version 1.3.3
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Orti
Version 1.3.0
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Antoinesynopsis
Version 1.2.1
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Ryan Cuthbertson
Version 1.2.1
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Sanjit.S
Version 1.2
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Downloads 122,727
Version Downloads 71,234
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 27 Mar 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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