disable sleep but turn off the display using command or script?

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  1. appleluck macrumors member

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    Hi

    for some reason, when i leave fcx on rendering, it stopped, (yes i tried using the system pref already)

    then some how the apps windows get snap to the top and can not move to the normal maximise position, need to quit only.

    anyway i think, forcing it to dim or turn off it is best for me anyway?

    i found some pmset but it isn't really for me, it is still like sleeping


    mavericks 2013
     
  2. CCerta112 macrumors newbie

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    So you want to turn off the display?
    That's very easy: You hold down Shift and Control and press the eject button on the top righthand corner ;)
    Display off, iMac still on :)
     
  3. appleluck thread starter macrumors member

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    that is the sleep right, it will stop my fcpx rendering, i tried already
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The command is ctrl+shift+eject
     
  5. Htin macrumors regular

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    Just go to your System Preferences then go to Desktop & Screen Saver.
    Look at the bottom you'll see Hot Corners choose that.
    Choose any corner you like and place "Put Display to Sleep"

    Now go to Energy Saver in System Preferences and set everything to never.

    Move your cursor to the corner you've set to turn off display and you're done.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    I would also suggest having the Screen Saver set to go on after 10 or 15 minutes in case they forget to put the display to sleep.
     
  7. Htin macrumors regular

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    hot corners is the fastest way to put the display to sleep. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    I didn't say to not use a hot corner. It's just that sometimes people get distracted and and forget to sleep their display - hence my screensaver suggestion on top of your suggestion.
     
  9. appleluck, Dec 29, 2013
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    i found 1 solution

    1 hot corner, it worked for me
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The best way is this command: Ctrl+Shift+Eject. This turns off the display but not sleep.

    Also, go to System Preferences → Energy Saver and disable computer sleep
     
  11. appleluck thread starter macrumors member

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    yes it worked, thanks
     

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