As you see, this article title is focusing on scheduling, that’s mean both of the tasks, i.e. Start Up and Shutdown, are done automatically by your Mac. What a save of energy.
What on earth? Why you’ve to set up your Mac?
I’m not forcing you to set up according to my opinion. I just want to let you know how this work on your Mac and what is the advantage and disadvantage.
This feature gives you advantages: time saving as you don’t have to wait for start up time and energy saving as your Mac will shut down automatically even if you’ve gone to the dream world. Of course there is disadvantage: sometimes annoying: as it doesn’t care whether you’re using the computer or not, i.e. when you’re in a rush for working deadline, suddenly your Mac automatically shutdown, what a nightmare..
Frankly say, that’s just my opinion, if you’ve another point of view, feel free to reach me.
How to set it up?
- Use QuickSilver to go to Energy Saver Preference Pane, keyword: esave
- Reach the Schedule… button, i.e. right bottom corner of the pane
- Set date and time to set up start up and shutdown time accordingly
- Hit the OK button
- All set. Wait for the result and feel the intelligence of Mac