Is it possible to prevent applications from changing power management status?

by Adam Lindberg   Last Updated August 14, 2019 09:12 AM

I have several apps that behave badly on an iMac when it comes to power management on macOS (Discord and Spotify). They are listed with Preventing Sleep set to Yes in Activity Monitor even though they are idle (not in a call, not playing music).

Spotify seems not to care about this issue since several years, as all support requests and bug reports go unanswered.

Since it is an iMac, I cannot close the lid so I just leave the computer and expect it to go to sleep after a while according to my power settings.

Is there a way to prevent those applications from modifying the power management settings?

Tags : imac sleep-wake


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