Turning off iMac G5 display?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Einrel Koral, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Einrel Koral macrumors newbie

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    This is probably a pretty stupid question, but is there a way to manually turn off just the display on an iMac G5 without putting the whole computer to sleep? Then again, I wouldn't know if it's better for the computer to put it to sleep or not, but I tend to leave my computers on for long periods of time.
     
  2. supergod macrumors 6502

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    Go into system preferences and the go into energy saver. Configure it so that your computer does not go to sleep and that your display goes to sleep after a specified period of time.
     
  3. Einrel Koral thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought I said "manually" up there. As in, turn off the display whenever I feel like it, rather than having to wait every time I decide the display needs to turn off without making the computer sleep.
     
  4. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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    I actually don't think there is a way to manually turn it off. Can you turn the contrast/brightness off? Just an idea not sure if the iMac can do that though.
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Setting the displaysleep to one minute really is the most reasonable way to make it happen :(

    You can use the pmset command, perhaps with little Applescript wrappers, to make changing the sleep delay a little less obnoxious than opening up the display prefs.
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I know you can turn the PowerBook display off by turning the brightness all the way down... does that not work on the iMac?
     
  7. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    That does not turn the display off. I would use system preferences because that lessens the life of the display.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unfortunately, nope. :(
     
  9. aznsal612 macrumors member

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    Okay sassy pants. We read what you wrote. And no, you can't.

    /returned sassypantsness.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure if the iMac would fall asleep after this, but it'd probably make the screen go dark... :)


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