Can I change what the power button does?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ss957916, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    When I press the power button of my MBP I want it to go to sleep instead of bringing up options. Can I do this?
     
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    u49aa2

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    I don't think you can. I will be shocked if i hear a contrary answer. Though i guess everything is possible with advance hacking :cool:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had it on my Vaio - didn't realise how useful it was!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    System Prefs>Energy Saver>Options>Allow Power Button to sleep computer
     
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    emptyCup

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    On Leopard pressing the power button should bring up a menu where sleep is one of the options.

    On Tiger: System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options > Allow Power Button to Sleep the Computer
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got Leopard. So looks like I'll have to keep clicking sleep.

    I'm beginning to quite miss my trusty viao.
     
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    geoffreak

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    My Mac Mini sleeps when the power button is pressed. It is running Leopard.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    you can always set up a hot corner for system sleep, or maybe that is display sleep...
     
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    JNB

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    Somehow I think it would take a lot more than a single button function to make me miss a Vaio (or Latitude, Thinkpad, etc.) ;)
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Just hit the power button and then hit "S" on the keyboard. Easier than going back to the trackpad for me.
     
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    dmmcintyre3

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    OR close the screen
     

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