[10.3] Can anyone do me a favor?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sebisworld, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    can anyone with Panther (and without USBOverdrive) wait till the screen turns black and then tell me what happens when you press a volume key?

    Thank you very much
    Sebi
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    hmmmm

    that is like saying: "This taste like s***, try it!"
     
  3. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

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    "your right it does taste like S***", thanks"
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If you're talking about black as in when the screen goes to sleep using Energy Saver but the computer is still awake, it changes the volume and the screen comes back on. Exactly what I'd expect.

    10.3.0 and no USB Overdrive on a G5.
     
  5. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hm, stupid. With Jaguar I was able to change the volume without shortening the life of my screen. And now, even when I mute it to go somewhere else, the screen turns back on. I thought Apple was smarter than that.
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    the display coming back on for a short time really doesn't shorten it's life in any signifigant way... i really don't think it's that big of a deal. all keyboard keys will wake display sleep, as they should, and it's consistent that way.

    pnw
     
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Funny, I'd call what you describe as a bug, rather than a feature, even if there's an understandable reason for wanting it to work that way.

    In my understanding of the principle behind sleeping the screen, it is intended to save power when there is (as far as the computer can tell) nobody sitting in front of the computer. Hitting a key on the keyboard--any key, including changing the volume--tells the computer that there's somebody there, and in fact is accompanied by visual feedback that isn't available any other way (there is no volume indicator other than the onscreen display). I'd certainly assume that the screen would wake up in that situation, as is the case if you type any other key or touch the mouse.

    I realize this isn't an option with an ADC Apple display, but if it bothers you that much you could always use a different kind of monitor and just turn it off with the button on the front.

    Side note: A reverse behavior that I find annoying is that the screen will sleep if there is a movie playing. Ideally, screen updates like that would be somehow interpreted as desired and prevent this, but I suppose it would be hard to differentiate between a movie player and, say, an onscreen clock or screen saver. Oh well.
     
  8. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have an iMac and thus, I cannot turn my screen off manually. But with movies you can always use Video LAN Client, which prevents the screen from sleeping (DVD Player does too).
     
  9. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Not if they're in streaming Real video.

    Well, you can never make all of the people happy all of the time.
     
  10. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not the time that the screen is on that shortens its life. It's the 'turning on' part since LCD have a limited number of cycles. But I guess that my computer will be outdated before the screen breaks.
     
  11. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Oh Please, the LCD on my old Powerbook DUO is as bright as it was when it was new. And You can shut the screen of by pressing the brightness key all the way down.
     

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