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Or do you just hibernate it/put it to sleep?
every time I leave the house
which is probably why it's so slow and whirry.
go and shut down your PC right now
my dad looked at me like I was crazy yesterday because I let him use my laptop and when he was done he said "shall I just turn it off now?" and started to head towards the 'shut down' button and I was like "NO, JUST SHUT THE LID AND LEAVE IT ON!!"
every single time I want to use it, basically. So, I leave it on.
but it has started waking up by itself and I come down in the morning to a closed, hot, whirring laptop with the screen lit up. So I shut it down now.
So it's off and on like a strobe light.
Honestly, I was just gobsmacked no one had made the obvious 'joke' and rushed in foolishly.
always forget about this so it's pretty much on all the time
but most have you have told him under what circumstances you turn it off, not how often. idiots.
Normally just put it in sleep mode and flick the switch at the wall. Then it boots on really quickly but doesn't waste energy. Probably.
the macbook's pretty good at power management.
to allow patches to apply/updates to install etc plus my desktop has an SSD so it doesn't really take that long to boot (thinly veiled 'I have an SSD boast')