This is stupid, but whatever...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by _bnkr612, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I was cursious and this is stupid, like I said in the title...

    ... has anyone ever tried to start up their Mac and leave the monitor off, and try and get into itunes and successfully play a song through the speakers? Or do anything without the monitor?

    Warning: If you try, please make sure you back up your HD or something. Don't blame me if some of your pron images make it to the desktop image!

    It's not that hard when you have iTunes startup at boot (i.e., lower left or something) but try doing something off your memory (your real memory from your cranium).


    Anyway, this is dumb.


    Time for a pint!

    Cheers.
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I don't think you can turn off the Apple LCDs as long as the computer is on. Maybe if you unplug the monitor?

    (correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  3. _bnkr612 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... I have a third party LCD.

    It's entertaining regardless...
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    never tried to do it, but it would be easier to get stuff done if you did have the app set to launch at startup, for itunes if you had that start up and only that for example all you would have to do is press spacebar to get it to start playing

    not sure why you would ever want to do this type of thing though, unless you were buzzed and wanted to have some fun killing the time
     
  5. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    This is so absolutely preposterous! I like it!
     
  6. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    My old 17" CRT burnt out a few months back, and I did some blind navigation to use my G5 as a jukebox... It doesn't fully count since I've got iKey or whatever it is that let's me control iTunes w/ F-Keys... I must say it was very annoying though getting IM's right after it burnt out...
     
  7. 840quadra Moderator

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    I did it!!

    Next!

    (nevermind that when i turned on the monitor, I had calculator, Safari, Firefox, and imovie open) :D
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It'll all be fun and games until you realized you ordered a P-p-p-p-powerbook from eBay while you were mousing around down there! :D
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Then it's probably possible with that one.
     
  10. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Under System Prefs.>Display>Options you can choose what the power button does (Nothing, System to Sleep, Moniter off)
     
  11. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    Here are two different ways I'd do it:

    1) Remotely. Either use VNC or the terminal (you can type "open /Application/iTunes.app" and it will launch iTunes)

    2) Use a program like LaunchBar or Quicksilver

    I actually currently use VNC to connect to my cube which has no keyboard, monitor or mouse attached.
     
  12. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    I have an ATI Remote Wonder, which works like a charm for controlling iTunes from throughout the house. I could turn my Mac on, activate itunes with the remote, and push play, no problem ;)
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    My cat went to sleep on the computer table a few days ago, and I heard him sit on the mouse. In the morning, I found Safari and Mail open, MSN Messenger had moved 2 dock-spaces to the left, and I think there was a context menu open.
     
  14. risc macrumors 68030

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    I turn my 20" AL ACD off all the time while the machine is running.
     
  15. dobbin macrumors 6502a

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    How about this for the next challenge:

    Draw/design/paint something with your computer without using the screen and post the results here!
     
  16. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I've done this in Paint on Windows, which I am yet to find a program as useful in the world yet... Paint was the best yet I cant find anything as easy to use for mac. Please link me then we can all play this blind drawing game!
     
  17. _bnkr612 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that would be a trick!

    but I just might try it...
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    And no graphics tablets, either. That's cheating!
     
  19. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    With the monitor off: Log into Macrumors and post in the political forums... :rolleyes: :D ...

    Guys, you do have time... !!!!1111!!! ;)
     
  20. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    You could just turn the brightenss all the way down so the screen is black.
     
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