SafeSleepOnce puts your Mac into safe sleep once and automatically enables normal sleep afterwards.
Safe sleep is also called deep sleep, hibernation or suspend-to-disk, whereas normal sleep is also called standby or suspend-to-RAM.
On launch of SafeSleepOnce your Mac is put into safe sleep once. If you press and hold the option key while launching SafeSleepOnce, your Mac will not be put into safe sleep but the preferences window will be shown.
Among other things you will also be able to save your password to your keychain here. On future launches SafeSleepOnce will not ask for your password again.
To make a long story short:
· Normal sleep is fast but uses battery since your memory is not shut down. The LED indicating that your Mac is sleeping is on.
· Safe sleep is slow but does not use any battery since your memory is shut down too. The LED indicating that your Mac is sleeping is off.
NOTE: SafeSleepOnce has not yet been extensively tested. Use at your own risk and without any warranty. You might want to backup before trying for the first time. SafeSleepOnce is likely to work on Macs introduced after October 2005.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Lion support (due to changes in Lion it is necessary to enter an administrator's password in this version)