Keep screen on while watching movies

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vrapan, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. vrapan macrumors regular

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    #1
    The problem is this: I have a custom setting where the screen is dimming and closing in about 3 minutes of inactivity. However the PB 12" (using 10.3 by the way) is dimming the screen even while I am watching a DVD or a movie at Quicktime. Is there a way for the computer to sense that it is being used and not switch of the screen while I use either of these apps? thanks a lot for your help
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    #2
    You can watch those movies with VLC, it doesn't let the screen dim during playback. I have noticed that when using QT, but not with DVD Player.
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    assign one of the screen corners as a "Disable Screen Effects" hot corner. put your mouse in that corner when you watch movies and the screen shouldn't dim, no?

    i could be completely wrong as i've never tried it...

    the other way is to switch the energy saver setting from "Custom" to "Movie" temporarily... (i know that's more of a pain...)
     

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