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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:23 PM   #1
MiamiC70
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How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?

How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?
Using my late 2011 MBA w/ TB Cinema display to stream to my 58" Samsung via ATV3 but I cannot figure out ow to turn off the main display while I do so. What do you guys do while streaming via ATV?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Control + Shift + Eject should work.

Sorry just checked and it doesn't.

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Anyone?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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think this should work for you

its called no sleep

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 04:12 AM   #5
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
t1 that's exactly what I do.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
That does NOT turn off the display. It turns off the backlight. The display is still on.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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That does NOT turn off the display. It turns off the backlight. The display is still on.
Indeed. It merely effectively turns off the display, as I said.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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Seems like this would have been an obvious feature built into Airplay
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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Seems like this would have been an obvious feature built into Airplay
Have you tried Control+Shift+Eject? It will put my main display to sleep.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:16 PM   #11
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Have you tried Control+Shift+Eject? It will put my main display to sleep.
I'm not the OP, but I've tried it and it only works partially: the audio continues to play on the AirPlay device, but the video freezes the moment you press those keys. Kinda defeats the purpose.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:53 PM   #12
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think this should work for you

its called no sleep

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

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This is what I use when I Airplay. Start movie and close my MBA.
I think Caffein also works the same.
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