Changing sleep shortcut?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by toke lahti, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. toke lahti macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2007
    Helsinki, Finland
    I'm on mm2012 and old -keyboard with eject button.
    Mini will sleep with com+opt+eject, but if I try to redefine that in sysPrefs->KB->shortcuts->Services->Text(wtf?)->"Put Computer To Sleep" to eg.F13, I just hear the alert sound.
    Can sleep butten be redefined at all?
  2. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
    Not sure about that... I use hot corners (System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver > Hot Corners

    and use CMD + lower right corner...
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I use Control-Eject, which brings up the shut-down dialog window.
    I usually just press S for sleep, or can just press Return to shut down from that dialog window.
    I like that window, as it gives me the opportunity to change my mind:cool:
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Here's another vote for Hot Corners? Have you tried that?
  5. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2007
    Helsinki, Finland
    The reason I wanted to have single keyboard button for sleep, is that I could usually easily put mini to sleep when I'm on the backside of my monitors. Reaching from there to many buttons or mouse and moving cursor to some corner isn't very easy.
    But I just found out that apple remote can put mini to sleep!

    Still, I'm curious why F13 does not work.
    Is there some kind of logic in Keyboard Shortcuts, that you can't have 2 different shortcuts for the same job?
    If there's no way to disable opt+com+eject in Sierra, then you can't define another shortcut for it?
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Backside of your monitors, Mmm I'm having trouble trying to picture that in my mind.:D

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