Keep screen on while watching movies

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

  1. vrapan macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2003
    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


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    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


    Apr 3, 2003
    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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