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White log in rectangle remains on my screen despite Imac sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2011/09/30 - Robert Montgomery

Sometimes the while log in rectangle remains on the center of my screen, even when the Imac remains asleep.

How can I avoid this problem?

Even when I use Hot Corners to activate the screen saver, about five seconds later, the white login rectangle appears on the screen, with the fields for my user name and passcode.

Message #2 - Posted 2011/09/30 - nospam

Previously, Robert Montgomery wrote:

Sometimes the while log in rectangle remains on the center of my screen, even when the Imac remains asleep.

if the mac is sleeping, there can be *nothing* on the screen, as it's not powered at all. it's basically off (but memory is maintained).

if you put the mac to sleep and the box appears, then something woke it back up, or it wasn't sleeping like you thought it was, i.e., it could be just the screen saver, not sleep.

some apps will prevent the mac from sleeping or the screen saver from activating.

How can I avoid this problem?

Even when I use Hot Corners to activate the screen saver, about five seconds later, the white login rectangle appears on the screen, with the fields for my user name and passcode.

one or more apps you have running is causing it to appear, or your mouse is sending data and activating it, even if it's not moving. i've seen this happen with third party mice but not apple mice.

Message #3 - Posted 2011/09/30 - Robert Montgomery

nospam wrote:

In article, Robert Montgomery <robert-m@northern-data-tech-llc.com> wrote:

Sometimes the while log in rectangle remains on the center of my screen, even when the Imac remains asleep.

if the mac is sleeping, there can be *nothing* on the screen, as it's not powered at all. it's basically off (but memory is maintained).

if you put the mac to sleep and the box appears, then something woke it back up, or it wasn't sleeping like you thought it was, i.e., it could be just the screen saver, not sleep.

some apps will prevent the mac from sleeping or the screen saver from activating.

How can I avoid this problem?

Even when I use Hot Corners to activate the screen saver, about five seconds later, the white login rectangle appears on the screen, with the fields for my user name and passcode.

one or more apps you have running is causing it to appear, or your mouse is sending data and activating it, even if it's not moving. i've seen this happen with third party mice but not apple mice.

Thanks, NoSpam.

The program appears to have been caused ins Safari – maybe because of a paused video in Safari.

I just quit Itunes and Safari. Then I used Hot Corners to put the Imac to sleep. The white rectangle didn't reappear.

Robert

Message #4 - Posted 2011/09/30 - John McWilliams

On 9/30/11 PDT 8:00 AM, Robert Montgomery wrote:

Sometimes the while log in rectangle remains on the center of my screen, even when the Imac remains asleep.

How can I avoid this problem?

Even when I use Hot Corners to activate the screen saver, about five seconds later, the white login rectangle appears on the screen, with the fields for my user name and passcode.

You could complete the login, then sleep it. Actively put it to sleep, not just let the screen saver come on before it eventually sleeps itself.

Message #5 - Posted 2011/10/01 - Wes Groleau

Possibly not related, but I noticed that if I put the Macbook to sleep, and then turn off the bluetooth mouse, the macbook wakes up.

Wes Groleau

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http://Ideas.Lang-Learn.us/barrett?itemid=1157

Message #6 - Posted 2011/10/01 - Malcolm

On 2011-10-02 01:59:26 +0000, Wes Groleau said:

Possibly not related, but I noticed that if I put the Macbook to sleep, and then turn off the bluetooth mouse, the macbook wakes up.

That's normal. A few ways to avoid it:

Leave the mouse on. When the computer sleeps the mouse LED should be off, so it won't use much battery power. It takes a click, not just a move, to wake the computer.

Turn the mouse off before you put the computer to sleep. Command-Option-Eject can be used for Sleep.

Use the Advanced button in Bluetooth system preference and disable waking via Bluetooth.

Message #7 - Posted 2011/10/01 - Wes Groleau

On 10-01-2011 23:09, dorayme wrote:

Wes Groleau wrote:

Possibly not related, but I noticed that if I put the Macbook to sleep, and then turn off the bluetooth mouse, the macbook wakes up.

Have you got "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" ticked in Sys Prefs?

I should have mentioned that I discovered that eventually. Still, I think that is a design error. Turning one OFF should not constitute a wake-up call.

If not, does it happen when you switch your mouse off or take the batteries out when a few feet away and not in vibrating contact with the MB?

I think after you put your vibrator away, you should wait an hour for your mind to clear before posting. And don't set it on the table, as it takes very little mouse movement to wake the computer.

Wes Groleau

There are two types of people in the world …
http://Ideas.Lang-Learn.us/barrett?itemid=1157

Message #8 - Posted 2011/10/02 - dorayme

Previously, Wes Groleau wrote:

Possibly not related, but I noticed that if I put the Macbook to sleep, and then turn off the bluetooth mouse, the macbook wakes up.

Have you got "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" ticked in Sys Prefs?

If not, does it happen when you switch your mouse off or take the batteries out when a few feet away and not in vibrating contact with the MB?

dorayme

Message #9 - Posted 2011/10/02 - dorayme

Previously, Wes Groleau wrote:

On 10-01-2011 23:09, dorayme wrote:

Wes Groleau wrote:

Possibly not related, but I noticed that if I put the Macbook to sleep, and then turn off the bluetooth mouse, the macbook wakes up.

Have you got "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" ticked in Sys Prefs?

I should have mentioned that I discovered that eventually. Still, I think that is a design error. Turning one OFF should not constitute a wake-up call.

To turn a mouse off, don't you have to handle it? Does not handling it risk moving it and triggering the wake up?

If not, does it happen when you switch your mouse off or take the batteries out when a few feet away and not in vibrating contact with the MB?

I think after you put your vibrator away, you should wait an hour for your mind to clear before posting.

My mentioning the possibility of vibrations from handling your blue tooth mouse near the Macbook and possibly any other connected usb device like an external keyboard is an excuse for you to be rude to me? That is a surprise coming from you Wes, perhaps you are thinking that talking to me should be balanced by some ill manners on your part. Perhaps you are not beyond disgracefully wanting brownie points from TBG? Shame on you!

dorayme

Message #10 - Posted 2011/10/02 - Wes Groleau

On 10-01-2011 23:51, dorayme wrote:

perhaps you are thinking that talking to me should be balanced by some ill manners on your part. Perhaps you are not beyond

I made a joke based on a misunderstanding of what you said.

Since it is you, I have no way of knowing whether the original comment was a joke or not, nor whether you are serious about thinking it rude.

In those respects, we are similar.

But what is a TBG and how does it differ from a TBD ?

Wes Groleau

There are two types of people in the world …
http://Ideas.Lang-Learn.us/barrett?itemid=1157

Message #11 - Posted 2011/10/02 - dorayme

Previously, Wes Groleau wrote:

On 10-01-2011 23:51, dorayme wrote:

perhaps you are thinking that talking to me should be balanced by some ill manners on your part. Perhaps you are not beyond

I made a joke based on a misunderstanding of what you said.

Since it is you, I have no way of knowing whether the original comment was a joke ...

It is not joking to suppose that movement of a laptop and any attached USB devices like keyboards or mice (yes, I have had a usb mouse connected as well as mainly using my bluetooth one) needs to be avoided.

Something you are not addressing: it seems simply extraordinary to me that you would suppose turning off a mouse would not trigger wake - if you have the wake pref ticked (have you given an *unequivocal* answer about whether you do have this ticked?) - since you need to touch the mouse to do it?

Perhaps you have a second order Bluetooth connection to your Bluetooth mouse to turn it off without touching it? Or do it by ESP? By looking at the Bluetooth a certain fierce way to frighten it off?

dorayme

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