Did you know: Quick Sleep

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  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Interesting trick. Could be useful, although I generally just shut the "lid". :p
     
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    same :)
     
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    That's how I normally sleep my Macs. On my iMac it causes an interesting problem though. Often the machine goes to sleep so fast that the keys are still down when it goes to sleep. When I wake it back up, it still thinks the command or option key (or both) is down causing weird things to happen when using the mouse. Easy to clear up by hitting a key on the keyboard. It never does that if I use the power button or the Sleep entry in the Apple menu instead of the keyboard shortcut.
     
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    WOW you shut your lid too? i must not be alone:p ;) :D
     
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    I've put my Mac to sleep maybe three times in three years...

    Is it something I should be doing....??
     
  8. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I read that tip on Apple.com, too, and I was surprised I'd never heard of it. Sure nice, though--keeps me from having to bend down to push the button on my tower on the floor.

    If you have no reason to have it running 24X7 and like saving power, yes. Otherwise, I suppose not.

    Unless you meant that you were turning it off instead. That saves a *little* more energy, but takes time to restart and reopen your apps, so it may not be the most efficient way of working.
     
  9. tainice macrumors newbie

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    All I have to do is to press my "power button" on my Sawtooth, and it goes to deep sleep just as fast, without the need of pressing extra buttons. Oh, be sure to enable the option in system preference tho.
     
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    I have the same problem here.
     
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    Instead of holding down the combination as Apple says to do. Just quick press it, as though you were pasting something.

    My problem is that it forgets BlueTooth syncs, so I have to resync my keyboard every time. Annoying.
     
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    In a similar vein:

    Ctrl-Eject: Restart, Sleep, Shut Down dialogue box
    Ctrl-Cmd-Eject: Restart
    Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-Eject: Shut Down
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    Isn't this just the normal shortcut key combination for Sleep or am I missing something here? :confused:
     
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    You aren't missing anything.
     
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    my favorite sleep feature is holding down the play button on my apple remote. best for sleeping when i am front rowing and ready to sleep, or sleeping any time.

    probably one of the most useful features of the remote, but i will definately use this more often.
     
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    thanks! very helpful
     
  18. iBrow macrumors regular

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    Cool tip, Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    I didn't know about that one, but it makes sense as it's the same way you sleep an iPod.
     
  20. TheMac19 macrumors regular

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    Actually, interestingly enough, this "quick sleep" feature can indeed be useful for you powerbook owners. As a previous pbook owner with a very small room, the snoring light was a minor bother. Apple's little secret - use the keyboard shortcut to put the 'book to sleep, and the snoring light snores about 50% dimmer - noticeably different in a dark room.

    Worked like a charm on my 1.5Ghz 15" powerbook.
     

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