shutdown with a remote?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lamerlizer, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. lamerlizer macrumors regular

    lamerlizer

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    hi guys, i want to know if there is any software that can configure my apple remote so that i could put my mac to sleep with it?

    and i understand you can put your mac to sleep by holding the play button. would it take up alot of electricity? would it be a waste of energy? cause it would be nice if i could listen to my music till i sleep and i don't want to get out of my bed when i'm dozing off.

    any help appreciated! :D
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    The sleep function is recommended if you use your laptop more once in two days. Although I do not know how much power it consumes, I prefer it, since it's faster than booting it all the time.
     
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    Try Remote Buddy

    With this app you can do almost anything with your Apple Remote. It is fantastic.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    Sleep only powers the RAM, the sleep LED, and enough to the input devices so that you can wake it up.
     
  5. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    You've already answered your question, hold down play/pause. I'm not sure about the MBPs, but my Powerbook could last for at least a week when it was asleep.
     
  6. lamerlizer thread starter macrumors regular

    lamerlizer

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    one week? wow thats quite a long time, which means.. low power comsumption!! thanks! :)
     
  7. copanewbe macrumors member

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    Sleep or Scheduler

    Yea, like it has been said, you should just probably just let your macbook sleep unless you're gonna be leaving it off for more than a few days.

    Instead of using the remote, you can also make your mac sleep after being idle for a period of time in the System Preferences > Energy Saver. Also, you can schedule a shutdown or sleep at any time of the day/night in the same menu under "Schedule". I'm glad Apple gives us plenty of options.
     
  8. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    i use iTunesShut

    edit: oh and BTW remote buddy is awsome
     

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