This question is basic and ignorant...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stevietheb, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    #1
    Is there anyway to just turn off the monitor on my my new iMac? I'd like to keep the computer running, but shut the monitor off because it's in the bedroom and too bright.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ozi macrumors regular

    Ozi

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    the best option is just to use the brightness keys to in effect "kill" the monitor.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    System Preferences...->Energy Saver->Put the display to sleep...

    Set it for some reasonable time, and after no activity, the screen will shut off.
     
  4. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

    StarbucksSam

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    Make sure you're careful when you do that - defaults can confuse people and it will set the actual HARD DRIVE to sleep after a certain time... not your goal.
     
  5. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    I use the brightness keys on my iBook. But bringing the brightness all the way down on the iMac does not make it 100% black...it just dims it.

    My solution was to change the Energy Saver "Turn Off Display" to 1 minute...but for some reason, after going black, it would come back to my desktop every few minutes, then shut off 1 minute later (I did not witness this, this was the report of my wife who was trying to sleep).
     

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