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iMac G5...Turning display off?


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How can I turn the display off without sleeping or shutting down the machine? This could be very annoying!
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why would you want to turn the display off and not the mac?I dont think its possible on the g5 imac, unless another monitor is connected and you select that as the one to use.
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How can I turn the display off without sleeping or shutting down the machine? This could be very annoying!
Try looking in your system preferences under "Energy Saver" click on the "Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for". That will allow you to shut off the monitor without shutting down the computer.

However, without a monitor having the computer alive really doesn't do you much good that I can see unless you just want to shut off the monitor and keep an internet connection open all night or something to host a web page or something. Otherwise putting the whole system to sleep sounds much smarter.
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Well, the actual reason is....my brother, the owner of the iMac, had a headache. He wanted to listen to some music via his iMac, but wanted to shut all the lights off.

So, basically, as I stated originally...Anyone know how to shut the display off without sleeping or shutting down the machine?

There MUST be a way to do this........I mean..how could Apple forget this?
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the only way I can think is activate a screensaver, ones thats solid black only, there are a few, or lower the brigyhtness all the way down til the screen is black.
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In the Apple store I accidently shut off a display by touching the little white light on it
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In the Apple store I accidently shut off a display by touching the little white light on it
no, that puts it to sleep.
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Wouln't you want the Mac to sleep if you are not viewing anything? What would you run that you wouldn't want to see? Well anyway, in system preferences I set my display to shut off if the Mac is inactive for 1 minute
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Wouln't you want the Mac to sleep if you are not viewing anything? What would you run that you wouldn't want to see? Well anyway, in system preferences I set my display to shut off if the Mac is inactive for 1 minute
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Hmmm... sorry about my earlier suggestion of using the power saver function... it doesn't work. It will dim the screen, but not shut it off. As far as I can see, there is no way to do what you want. The only way i can see is maybe get a screen saver that gives you a black screen. There is one called computer name that gives a lot of black that might be something you can live with, other than that I don't see any way to do it on the iMac.
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or do as I suggested, turn the contrast all the way down, of course the power buttonon the front will still be lit.I used to have a screensaver that was just black.
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