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

appleluck

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Dec 1, 2013
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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
 

CCerta112

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Oct 2, 2013
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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 :)
 

appleluck

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Dec 1, 2013
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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 :)

that is the sleep right, it will stop my fcpx rendering, i tried already
 

yjchua95

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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
The command is ctrl+shift+eject
 

Htin

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Mar 6, 2013
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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

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.
 

Bear

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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.
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.
 

Htin

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Mar 6, 2013
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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.
hot corners is the fastest way to put the display to sleep. :rolleyes:
 

Bear

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hot corners is the fastest way to put the display to sleep. :rolleyes:
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.
 

appleluck

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Dec 1, 2013
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i found 1 solution

1 hot corner, it worked for me
 
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