NoSleep
NoSleep 1.3.3
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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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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KaydianW7368 reviewed on 27 Mar 2014
Just downloaded this app and it works for my late 2013 rMBP XD Kudos
[Version 1.3.3]

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stevej3257 replied on 30 Mar 2014
Does it work for uTorrent while downloading on battery? System sleep overrides NoSleep eventually for my case and the downloads stop.
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KaydianW7368 replied on 30 Mar 2014
yes it does x) thats what i use it for.
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stevej3257 commented on 12 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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stevej3257 reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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ChrisE5937 reviewed on 15 Aug 2013
A very simple applet that does exactly as it says. Usage and Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6r0Qy8ycs4
[Version 1.3.3]


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Herojig reviewed on 12 Aug 2013
Does not work on an MBA 2013. But I gave it 5 stars for having a decent uninstaller.
[Version 1.3.3]


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anito reviewed on 01 Apr 2013
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!
[Version 1.3.3]

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Deltabiz replied on 10 Apr 2013
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...

;)
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Strulf replied on 15 Apr 2013
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.
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artie505 replied on 24 May 2013
@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.
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Strulf replied on 24 May 2013
@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.
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artie505 replied on 24 May 2013
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.
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artie505 commented on 28 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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normb reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
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 ??
[Version 1.3.2]

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Steveloken replied on 26 Mar 2013
I'm having the same issue on my MB using 10.7.5
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artie505 replied on 26 Mar 2013
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.
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artie505 replied on 26 Mar 2013
D/l URL was dropped because of tags; try: http://macosx-nosleep-extension.googlecode.com/files/NoSleep-1.3.0.dmg
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normb replied on 26 Mar 2013
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
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artie505 replied on 26 Mar 2013
Why don't you rerate with 7.5 stars to average out your two ratings to 4?
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normb replied on 26 Mar 2013
Happy to re-rate, but how does one do this ?
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artie505 replied on 26 Mar 2013
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.
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HPPOLLACK reviewed on 25 Jan 2013
Magnificent app. Does exactly what it says. Works great on Mountain Lion.
[Version 1.3.1]


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kaiijy reviewed on 18 Dec 2012
When i first put eyes on NoSleep i've thought there wasn't an application for this kind of drill. Every time i wanted to go to bed and leave my MBP doing a backup or downloading a torrent, i had to hide it somewhere open, away from my cat. Now i can just close it and let it work I'm still getting used to everything, but so far it is a great application.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Sleek had trouble on 09 Dec 2012
I upgraded NoSleep to 1.3.1 after uninstalling version 1.3.0 which worked great. Version 1.3.1 Kept on crashing on early 2011 Macbook Pro running Mac OSX 10.6.8 with 8GB Memory,
I uninstalled v1.3.1 and installed v1.3.0 that works.
[Version 1.3.1]


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zaiky had trouble on 14 Nov 2011
I downloaded this for my Mac so that I could keep it awake with the lid closed. It does work no problems, however I have since decided I don't want to take the chance of the mac overheating. Unfortunately it doesn;t appeat to have been completely uninstalled from the mac despite following the uninstall procedure. This means that the mac isn't going to sleep when I close the lid anymore - however the nosleep programme doesn;t appeak to be there in preferences so I can;t even control it! PLEASE HELP ME UNINSTALL IT TOTALLY.

Thanks

Daniel
[Version 1.2.1]


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Culture Of One had trouble on 27 Jun 2011
Version 1.0.1 worked perfectly, version 1.2.1 has problems in 10.6.8 on my MacBook Pro:

- screen comes on again a few seconds after the lid is closed. It takes me 3-4 tries before the system finally shuts down. I'm assuming that the sensitivity to movement has increased for OS 10.6.8. If the screen never shuts off, this is pretty useless to me.

- although the new version does show up in the toolbar on startup, NoSleep is always off on startup regardless of prevous settings. Version 1.0.1 remembered its state prior to shutdown/restart.

Hopefully these bugs can be addressed quickly!
[Version 1.2.1]

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Culture Of One replied on 27 Jun 2011
Unable to get it to behave, I finally had to use Shift-Control-Eject to keep the screen turned off. NoSleep 1.2.1 does prevent the HD/AirPort from going to sleep when the MBP is closed, but no longer keeps the display shut off. Disappointing, but I guess you get that for which you pay. Considering switch to InsomniaX, SleepLess, or Caffeine.

JasonL6798 rated on 18 Mar 2014

[Version 1.3.3]



4rchfraser rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 1.3.3]



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Strulf rated on 15 Apr 2013

[Version 1.3.3]



Orti rated on 31 Oct 2012

[Version 1.3.0]



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Antoinesynopsis rated on 08 Sep 2011

[Version 1.2.1]



Ryan Cuthbertson rated on 28 Jul 2011

[Version 1.2.1]



Sanjit.S rated on 09 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2]


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Version Downloads:55,539
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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