Dumbest question ever

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  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

    WiiDSmoker

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    How do I turn off just the display on the iMac but leave the computer on? And I don't mean to sleep.
     
  2. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    If you use hot corners, you can set a corner to put the display to sleep (when you move the cursor there). Not a dumb question, I've heard worse :)

    Go to System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Hot Corners (at the bottom) -> then set a corner to put it to sleep. Then drag your mouse to that corner. To wake it up, just click or hit a key. Simply moving your trackpad wont work (don't think moving a mouse will either), which is new to Lion.
     
  3. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What about if not using active corners?
     
  4. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Not sure of any other way, sorry.
     
  5. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When you say to sleep, is that the computer or just simply the display?
     
  6. DagazaGZ macrumors regular

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    Think you have to hold down the alt key the shift key and press the eject key.
     
  7. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So i finally found some info; looks to be Control + Shift + Eject.
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Beat me to it. Dagaza was just off by one key :)
     
  9. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wooo thanks everyone! The Apple Store Online chat people said it was impossible.
     
  10. Icaras macrumors 603

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    That's so distressing to hear. Big sigh. :apple:
     
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  12. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip about "Screen Saver - Hot Corners". Same instructions at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2485

    I configured my iMac with Hot corners (screen saver on bottom right and Dashboard on bottom left). It works great. Thanks for this idea...

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