Does turning the display of manually save it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    I mean when you keep your finger down on F1 - does this actually turn off the display or what?
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    I Always Turn My Displays Off and On Manually

    I don't know about F1. But I always turn off and on my displays manually with the power switches.
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Nope, it turns off the backlight. The screen is still displaying pixels.
  4. sturigdson macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2006
    I'm confused by this- there are two different questions here. what are you actually asking? what does "save it" mean? Do you mean battery life, or actual life of the monitor?

    I'm going to guess you're trying to ask if it saves battery life, and the answer is "yes," but not nearly as much as if you, say, turned off wireless connectivity - airport sucks battery life way down.
  5. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
  6. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    It only turns off the backlight if you hold it. I figure its the next best thing to actually shutting off the screen, but I wish there was a way to shut off the screen as well.

    It will save your backlight I guess.

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