New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Turn inbuilt screen off?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
uncle sam

 
uncle sam's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 48
uncle sam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.16 C2D Glossy

uncle sam is offline
Hey i was wondering if there was like a shortcut button to just turn the in built screen off on mac. i usually just wait ten minutes until it goes to sleep. Sometimes i would like the screen left on and others (like when i sleep) would like to be able to press a button and have just the screen sleep not the whole comp.
QUOTE Thanks
ApplejustWorks

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 911
ApplejustWorks is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD

ApplejustWorks is offline
Go to System Preferences and click Energy Saver, below put the computer to sleep and its bar, there is someting for put the display to sleep
QUOTE Thanks
uncle sam

 
uncle sam's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 48
uncle sam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.16 C2D Glossy

uncle sam is offline
yeah i have seen that, sorry i wasn't clear i was after an actual shortcut button or command that will instantly put the screen to sleep
QUOTE Thanks
ApplejustWorks

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 911
ApplejustWorks is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD

ApplejustWorks is offline
I'm sure you could write an applescript for it!

I'm working on learning AppleScript. It's a very easy language to learn, and is very useful for simpifying repetitive things on the computer.

Although, once Tiger comes out, you will no longer need to know applescript, because of the automator!
QUOTE Thanks
uncle sam

 
uncle sam's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 48
uncle sam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.16 C2D Glossy

uncle sam is offline
Thanks for your help, think applescript might be a bit complicated for me, but yeah i might just wait till tiger comes out wont be that long anyway
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
Or just dim the screen (F1)..
That's what I do when I'm watching DVD's hooked up to an external display..
QUOTE Thanks
Joeth

 
Joeth's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 11, 2004
Location: England
Posts: 37
Joeth is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac Graphite 500MHz G3, 640 MB Ram

Joeth is offline
I don't know if this is the same on OSX or whatever OS you are using, but command-shift-zero works for me on OS9.
QUOTE Thanks
m1k
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
I don't know if this is the same on OSX or whatever OS you are using, but command-shift-zero works for me on OS9.
Nope, he's running OS X (as far as I can tell, because of the model/etc), and that shortcut doesn't work in OS X, I tried it

Thanks anyways, though.
QUOTE Thanks
uncle sam

 
uncle sam's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 48
uncle sam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.16 C2D Glossy

uncle sam is offline
Thanks for all the replys yeah i am running OS X so that shortcut doesn't work F1 doesn't seem to dim the screen either is there something i am not doing
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
??

On my ibook I have a little sun icon on the f1 & f2 keys.

Pressing them will dim the screen.

f3,f4,f5 have shortcuts for volume controls...

Not the case with you?? Go to system preferences, keyboard and mouse and make sure there is no check in the 'Use F keys for custom commands' dialogue...
QUOTE Thanks
uncle sam

 
uncle sam's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 48
uncle sam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.16 C2D Glossy

uncle sam is offline
Nope dont have the sun icon and i have gone through heaps of shortcut keys, (found some really nifty ones) but none that sleep the screen. did you know that if you hold shift and minimize it goes in slow motion!! soo cool (not used to the little mac extras, windows you got nothin).
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
wow, that is cool (the slowmotion thing...)

Oh, you're using a emac...I suppose only the portables have the screen dimming shortcut...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Benchmarking software for OS X and XP | Unable to Re-install Applications »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iMAC DIES, HELP! Rapidly flashing clicking power button. Black screen. SYSTEM9 Apple Desktops 5 04-16-2012 12:30 AM
dead screen - help!!! junipersuction Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 09-22-2004 10:37 AM
dead screen - help!! junipersuction Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 09-22-2004 09:02 AM
BUG?? Desktop wallpaper & Screen Saver scoopz OS X - Operating System 3 09-19-2004 03:15 PM
Close Screen but only turn off monitor menace3054 Apple Notebooks 11 08-11-2004 12:51 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?