Front Row System Shutdown/Sleep

Discussion in 'macOS' started by where2eat, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. where2eat macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2006
    I am new to macs just got my first intel dua 20" iMac 3 months back and added a macbook pro last week. My questions is...Is there a way to shutdown or turn off the computer (iMac) with the Front Row remote either in front row or while back at the desktop. I keep my iMac in my bedroom and it serves as the computer as well as the dvd player/pvr/satalite reciever and I would love to be able to watch the directv or dvd and turn off the system without getting out of bed using the remote.

    It seems that Apple could ad a little icon at the bottom of the front row screen with a shutdown option or if someone created a small app that ran in the background so when you came to the desktop you could use the remote to shutdown the system.

    Any help you guys can give me would be great in turning my mac into an amazing media center would be great. Thanks
  2. bearcat2000 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2005
    hold down the middle button for about 3-4 seconds on the remote...your imac will go to sleep. :)
  3. jive macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2006
    Yeah, hold the Play button and a symbol of a remote with Z's hanging from it should appaear and your mac will be sleeping...
  4. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Wow am I stoked that I came across this thread. I just got my mini on Friday after going through an iMac and Mac Pro. I was already impressed by this little machine and last night I realized that I can watch video podcasts, movies, tv shows, etc through Front Row from my bed before I go to sleep. I couldn't help but wonder if there was some way to easily put the computer to sleep when I was done and there's the answer. Simply awesome!
  5. Polycorn macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    I wrote a plugin for frontrow to shutdown your mac. No need to get out of bed anymore. ;)



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