dimming my iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ero87, May 2, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Is there a way for me to dim my iMac's screen immediately? I don't want to shut it off or sleep it. I know that I can change it to "sleep display after 1 minute", but my grumpy, sleepy roommate often demands that it go entirely black immediately.

    any ideas?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #2
    Mmm, option one is that you could dim it from the keyboard... I think, on my Apple BT keyboard, screen brightness is controlled by a couple of the rightmost Fn keys...maybe F14 and F15.

    Option two is to find a blank screen saver, since OS X does not have one built in, and assign it to a hot corner. Here is one such option.
     
  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #3
    the brightness trick doesn't make it nearly dark enough, but that screensaver thing helps a little. Still, it doesn't make the screen "dark" (cuz it's still emitting "black" light, know what i mean?). I appreciate the help though, I'm gonna use it for now.

    any other ideas?
     
  4. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    splasm.com...

    i believe they have a brightness freeware program!
     
  5. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    thanks! all responses have been very helpful.
     
  6. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    oh no! After testing both of the aforementioned solutions in the absolute dark, neither makes the screen go dark. it still produces a grayish light.

    this relaly isn't that big of an issue, as the screen can go dim in 1 minute... but a solution would be much appreciated, and MR members are the best at finding unique solutions!
     

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