Intel iMac screen dimming glitch?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cmccarten, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. cmccarten macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2006
    My core 2 duo 17" iMac's screen dims after a minute of inactivity (say, when I'm reading or watching anything on the computer!). I do not have the energy saver settings on (ie, dim screen before monitor shutoff), and cannot understand why this happens! It is getting very annoying. Any thoughts?

    Also, are there any commands available yet to turn off the monitor when it isn't in use - I want to be able to get a blank screen and the backlight to turn off with a touch of a button. Is this possible? (I know of some applescripts that enable you to do this in one minute...but why is it not instant? Perhaps Apple's devious plan to rob users of their screen's lifespan?!)

    Coming from 10+ years of using Windows machines, I have one further question - why do the "home" and "end" keys not go to the beginning or end of a line of text when pressed? Is there any way to enable this?
    The only application I've been able to do this in so far is Word.
  2. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Use Control+Home/End
  3. cmccarten thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2006
    thanks for the tip!

    does anyone have any ideas for my other issues (screen dimming and how to instantly shutoff the monitor)?
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Screen dimming is normal. I think theres an option for it in the Displays pane of system preferences.
  5. cmccarten thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2006
    I'm aware of the dimming option, but I have it off. The screen dims after about 1:45-2:00 of inactivity whether that particular option is on or off.
  6. Bill Av macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
    Try this

    I'm guessing that you have your monitor set to turn off after five minutes. Go to System Preferences-->Energy Saver--->Click on "Options"-->Uncheck "Automatically Reduce the brightness of the screen display before display sleep"

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