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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 10, 2006
    Leeds, England
    17" Core Duo Macbook Pro
    Power saving kicks in when DVD is playing
    I've noticed that if you're watching a fullscreen DVD the power saving settings still kicks in (i.e. it goes to sleep). Is there any way to disable these power saving settings whenever you're running a fullscreen application?


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    cazabam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    Are you using Apple's DVD Player application? One of the benefits I've found is that it will prevent screen dimming, etc. when a DVD is playing.

    The best way to do it is to set up a custom power profile that basically turns off ALL power saving, and quickly switch to it using the power icon in the menu bar.

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    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    I noticed the same problem and I am using my MBP out of the box, so it is absolutely the native DVD player. It was a very disappointing first impression of the machine that is supposed to be so user-friendly and intuitive.

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    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    that is very odd, i would take a quick browse of's preferences and if that doesnt work go and play with your energy settings in system preferences.
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