Over the weekend we published two interesting articles about the new MacBooks Pro, one talking about the SSD and the RAM of the machines and the other, of course, telling the news about Touch Bar. In time, however, more news is coming and we are here to inform you about.
This was a discovery that OWC itself made. You no longer have to press the power button for the MacBook Pro to turn on. Yes, in this new generation Apple has implemented something that makes a lot of sense: simply opening the lid of the machine automatically turns it on (after all, hardly anyone opens the notebook to do anything other than use it).
No, I'm not talking about Mac being in sleep (sleeping) and waking up when opening the lid. This has always happened: The news is that even when MacBook Pro is turned off, it will turn on if you just open it. In fact the new Macs now turn on when you open the lid, if you plug it into the power adapter (with it already open and turned off) or if you plug it into an external display.
Goodbye, startup sound
As now just open the machine for it to turn on, Apple decided to take that classic, iconic and fully recognizable sound from the sticker of the on Air bootable Macs, as noted by the Pingie.
In fact, since turning on the notebook has become much easier, removing the sound (which has been used since 1998) makes sense for the person not to open the Mac and startle.
But of course you have already found a way for you to put the sound back in yet another discovery of the Pingie. To do this, simply type the following command in Terminal:
sudo nvram BootAudio=%01
If you would like to have a silent boot again, type:
sudo nvram BootAudio=%00
And the people didn't stop by, no. If you didn't like to see your brand new MacBook Pro starting up when plugged in, you can disable this behavior by using the following command:
sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00
To return to normal behavior, type:
sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03
To take effect, all of these commands require your administrator password.
Goodbye extender cable
Recently we also talked about some things that Apple "killed" with the arrival of the new MacBooks Pro.
For put one more item in this list. Even though she didn't actually kill the accessory (it still goes on sale at Apple stores), you won't find it anymore. Charger extension cord inside the notebook case.
So if you need to plug the charger into a power outlet far away from where you want to sit to use your Mac, get ready to shell out another buck.
(via 9to5Mac, MacRumors)