[muglo] Re: Hang up!!

  • From: Martin Albinger <max@xxxxxx>
  • To: muglo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:09:37 -0400

After reading the other posts here are my thoughts.  I generally shut 
down my machines at night.  Like Tee it is a force of habit from way 
back, another reason is that with my G3 on OS X it doesn't go to sleep 
properly so I don't get the power saving benefits of a sleeping 
computer. I also have my Energy Saver panel preferences set to screen 
saver after 15 minutes, hard drive sleep whenever possible and 
auto-shut off at 12:30 each evening (morning?), usually auto on at 8 AM 
during the week, which I change depending whether I'm going to be home 
or not.  This way I don't have to remember whether I've shut the 
computer off or not.

Talking about sleep - this is the same as turning your computer off 
with respect to daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts that OS X 
runs at pre-scheduled times.  You would still need to use something 
like MacJanitor to ensure this gets done.

You could also try a program called OnyX which can do many additional 
maintenance things that Mac Janitor doesn't.  It comes in a 10.4.x 
version and a 10.3.x version; pick your flavour. It is freeware and 
avaialble at the following link:


On Apr 10,2007, at 9:47 PM, Gerhard Kuhn wrote:

> Shutting down the Mac each night is actually not recommended as some
> maintenance utilities  run during the night.  If you shut down each
> night you should get a utility that will force these utilities to run
> when you choose like Mac the Janitor.
> http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10491
> The above link will allow you to download Mac the Janitor.
> Gerhard
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 6:12 PM, Paul Thomas wrote:
>> Yes, I do shut down the computer each evening and occasionally in
>> between.
>> This is not after using a particular programme but often happens after
>> being idle for a period of time with just Firefox and Mail running and
>> sometimes Adium.
>> Paul
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