iMac screen functions.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Subiklim, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Subiklim macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2006
    Manhattan, New York
    Anyway to turn off the screen in the iMac without putting the computer to sleep, or shutting it down, or going into the system prefs everytime? Maybe a hotkey?
  2. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    In the System Preferences, you can set the display to go to sleep in the Energy Saver section. However, this wasn't enough for me, so I made a small, completely black image file (1 pixel for height and width, that's all) and threw it into my iPhoto library. Then, under Desktop & Screen Saver, I set that file as my screen saver and turned on a hot corner for ease of use.

    You might find that to be somewhat helpful; although, your screen will still be on, just black.
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Yeah, I kinda have the same problem. Kinda annoying.

    You have to change the System Preferences -> Energy Saver settings.

    However, sometimes I want the screen to go off and then i have to go into System Prefs and change it to 1minute. Too bad you can't just click screen OFF but that's not really possible on an iMac, at least I haven't found. :(

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