Use media keys when display is off

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by CTBC, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    It would be useful to be able to use the media keys when the display is off. So then I could turn off the display and use the play/skip keys without turning the screen back on.

    Are there any programs to add this functionality?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What Mac do you have then?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    MacBook Air.

    The buttons just wake the display.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Even when you have used the F1 key to completely turn of the display backlight?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes that works but it leaves the display on, just turns the backlight off. I was wondering if there was an elegant solution for when the display is off (via ctrl + shift + eject/power). If not, I'll just do as you suggest.
     

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