running the Spotify client prevents my Mac from going to sleep, even when no song is being played.
By typing "pmset -g assertions" into the terminal window, you'll get a list of diagnostic information regarding power save mode. As long as Spotify is running, it contains the the line
PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "com.apple.audio.'AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,2:0'.noidlesleep"
This would be the expected behavior when a song is being played but seems to be a bug otherwise.
A fix would be nice!
Solved! Go to Solution.
Yeah, it's a bummer. I now use hotcorners and have the ScreenSaver app in my dock just so I can activate it manually. But then there are times I fall asleep on my couch and wake up to my TV on and spotify open and think "Yep, can't wait until that's burned-in forever"