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    Oct 25, 2009
    Automator workflow to disable MBP screen
    First of all, this is my first post here at MacForums, I'm sure it will be the first of many. I am one of the management team of a very large forum on the topic of poker (3.5 million visitors/month), I'm impressed with what I see so far here, very nice! I recently just purchased my first Mac in years, a Macbook Pro 17". I was a Mac user until 2000 when I was forced to switch to Windows for business reasons, although my main desktop will remain a Windows machine my laptop is now OSX 10.6 with Parallels running Windows 7.


    When I am not on the road I like to plug in my MBP to one of my desktop monitors, I set up the system so the monitor mirrors the MBP LCD screen, then I manually lower the brightness to disable the LCD display on the MBP so I can continue to use the keyboard without being distracted by the LCD (I dont want to use clamshell mode). Right now I am manually lowering the brightness of the LCD, but I'd like to create an automater script that lowers the brightness (turns off the LCD) anytime I plug in the Mini Display Port to DVI converter, or if thats not possible at least a script which allows me to change the display brightness with one click. Can anyone tell me if this is possible?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Aug 03, 2009
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    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    I've been searching the net in order to find some answer to your query, but to no avail.

    I edited my post since the idea I had also blacks out your other display.

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