App Nap disable in Mavericks OS X fix

 

By Posted 30 Oct 2013, 03:13

Have you had the chance to download Mavericks OS X yet, free of charge? The upgrade from Apple is available online now at no extra cost and provides a great new collection of features for you to enjoy without having to pay a fee. One of these is called App Nap, although some of you may already be looking for an App Nap disable option on Mavericks.

To fill you in, App Nap is a very useful feature that is debuting with Mavericks OS. Apple has designed a way to let each application shut down its processing when not in use, freeing up more memory space for your Mac sessions and offering an overall better performance with less apps running at once compared to Mountain Lion.

Also See: Resolving OS X Mavericks and Yosemite app incompatibility

However, some of you may still want to keep some apps running in the background at all times, for either business or pleasure uses. We’ve heard that some of you are unhappy that Apple has enabled App Nap on Mavericks as a default option upon installation, but you’ll be pleased to hear that there is a fix available.

The Steps:

1.To disable App Nap on Mavericks, simply open up your applications folder and select the application you want to prevent App Nap from running automatically, as seen in the screenshot above.

2.Using Google Chrome as an example, two finger tap the application and then scroll up to the general section. You’ll spot a box called ‘Prevent App Nap’. All you have to do is tick the box, close the application and then restart the application for the app to always run in the background.

You’ll be able to do this with any application on Mavericks, instantly solving the Final Cut Pro X rendering problem on Mavericks in the process as another example.

Try the above method if you are having problems and let us know if it worked for you. Don’t forget to check out a guide on a clean Mavericks install here.

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