Turning off the iMac display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dagless, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Is there any way to either shut off the screen altogether (a la Apple portables) or turn the light off 100% (also, a la Apple portables). You can do this in XP, which is nice as I prefer to use my 20" external display with my 17" C2D iMac.

    Any hacks or jazz to fix this? :)
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    There is no way to do that other then letting the display sleep, sleeping the computer or physically putting something over the screen.
     
  3. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #3
    That's what I've been doing too :eek: just putting a dark shirt over the screen. ah well, would be a nice feature to absolutely turn it off but nevermind. Thanks :)
     
  4. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    If you have an external monitor plugged in, you can press F7 to switch between mirroring, dual and lid-closed mode. I dunno if Apple directly prevented lid-closed mode on the iMacs, but give it a try.:)
     

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