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    Sleep?
    Is there an easier way to put my iMac to sleep? Granted hitting the Apple button and sleep isn't terribly difficult, but I was kinda hoping I could map an F-key to put it to sleep or something.

    Also where's the settings to put it to sleep (as far as how much inactive time passes before it sleeps)?
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    The answer to your second question is the suggestion I was going to offer to your first question.
    Those settings are in System Preferences>Energy Saver.
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    Settings for sleep delay are in System Preferences > Energy Saver
    As for a shortcut, the only one I know is the keyboard shortcut alt+cmd+eject

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    If you want to have a "Go To Sleep" icon on your dock, like I do, Apple has an Automator action available for download.

    Apple - Downloads - Automator Actions - Sleep

    If you want - after you get the Automator action running, you could also assign it to an F-Key using the following instruction:

    1 - Put your Automator Action into the Applications folder
    2 - System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Application Shortcuts
    3 - Click the + to add an app
    4 - Select your sleep Automator App from the drop down.
    5 - Give it a title
    6 - Click in the Keyboard Shortcut box and then press whichever key you want to use.

    There may be a conflict if that key is already in use by another action, so you'll want to go through the other shortcuts to uncheck whatever currently uses your F-Key.

    Good luck,
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    How to I check if there are any other keys setup to use those shortcuts?
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    In the Application Shortcuts window, go through the lists and see. That, or you can press the key you want and see what, if anything, happens

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    I'm still learning...where is the application shortcuts window??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phacade View Post
    I'm still learning...where is the application shortcuts window??
    System Preferences>Keyboard>Keyboard Shortcuts Tab

    For most settings, you'll usually look in System Preferences. That's often a good place to start.
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    Danke'! I've been going out of my way not to load Windows on my Mac for at least a few weeks in order to force myself to learn it. Its been great, but I definitely appreciate the help.
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    No problem. You'll get it in time. There's always a bit of a learning curve.
    Have you looked at the Mac 101 and Switch 101 tutorials?
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    I'm not quite sure I see the point of trying for something easier than command-option-eject (ie, sleep). That seems pretty easy to me.

    You could also set up a hot corner if you're more of a mousing person. That also is very easy.

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    I probably did it wrong, but the one time I tried command-option-eject, my Mac rebooted. So I was looking for other options. Yes, I went through the Switch101 tutorials, but I'm more of a hands-on kind of learner. I may be pig-headed, but I'll get it.
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    (this could sound stupid)

    Okay so I'm looking at "sleep" right now under the Apple icon. Its got three symbols for sleep shortcut. Cloverleaf I understand is Command. Eject is self-explaining, but what is the (what I'm calling the) "slide" symbol? I've seen this before and I'm assuming that the slide symbol is either Control or Option.
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    Assuming that "slide" key is what I think you're talking about, then it's the option key.

    Option key

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    Ah, got it!
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