Turning off iMac G5 Screen

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  1. coconn06 macrumors regular

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    I was just at the Apple store in KoP, PA, and I asked about whether it was possibly to turn off the screen of the iMac (this may have been an issue with the iMac G4, but I don't have one). I want to know because I'd like to leave my computer on and not asleep at night, to allow network traffic, without emitting any light in my bedroom.

    I can only think of workarounds like setting the display to sleep after 1 min every night before bed, or creating an all-black screensaver, but those aren't ideal (with my iBook I can turn off the display by pressing just one button).

    Is there something I, or the employees of the Apple store, are missing?
     
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    You could dim the screen to zero with F13 (I think). I don't know why making the display sleep after 3 minutes in System Preferences > Energy Saver doesn't appeal to you, but maybe F13 will.
     
  3. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    The screen is dimmed using the F14 key, however, setting it to the lowest brightness does not turn of the screen as it does on iBook and PowerBooks. I don't know how to turn off the display without using the Energy Saver preference pane.
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I believe you can just sleep the display. At least my Powerbook can, and it is also an all-in-one.
     
  5. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    The OP thinks waiting for the display to sleep takes too much time.

    But here's a quick solution. Get some tape and stick this in front of the display.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. hcuar macrumors 65816

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  7. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    fuzzy balls your a very cynical person, kinda like horrortaxi.
     
  8. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and yes. I'm glad you two noticed. Why give people the run around when you can give them the quickest solution?
     
  9. coconn06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks FuzzyBallz, you're a huge help :p

    It's not that this is a HUGE deal, it's just something I'd expected Apple to think of. Like a button on the monitor that just turns it off.

    I'll probably ending writing an Applescript (or using Automator!) to make this less of an annoyance.
     

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