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Thread: Mac Mini on button

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    Default Mac Mini on button

    Hello.

    Is there any clever way of turning my Mac Mini (late 2014) ON without having to push the on-button?

    I'm thinking of concealing it and leaving a broken one in its place (to fool robbers), but the main drawback that I can see (apart from the robbers being smart) is that I'd still need to turn it on by pushing my finger onto the button!

    Any thoughts?

    Ta.

    Allen.

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    I would think a spring loaded door you can reach in and tap the power button would be the easier solution. Usewd to be a USB power switch made, but been years since they were around, as far as I know.

    Rick
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    Just never shut it off.

    Seriously though, you can schedule daily start ups and shut downs...and you can let it sleep, so it is effectively off, and just a tap on the keyboard will wake it again.
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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    Thanks ricks, mac. The idea of using sleep rather than the on/off switch could be useful, thanks for that.

    Allen.

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