Go to sleep....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Franks, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone use that tab under the :apple: logo on the MacBooks or do you just close the lid, What is the point of that if you can just shut the lid, or am I missing something here? Let's face it, it wouldn't be the first time.... Would be nice to get more than 2 or 3 hours of battery life from a 3 month old MBP when it's on
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're running an iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini, there's no lid to close. Also, if you're using an external display in clamshell mode, the lid is already closed. The  menu is Mac OS X and is not model-specific.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    That particular way to sleep is probably popular with desktop users.
     
  4. Rowf macrumors regular

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    I just close the lid on my macbook.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1446

    This link might help with the settings that you use for battery use.
    I usually dim my screen down a few notches (F1) and find that it helps to a degree.
     
  5. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, now I feel stupid!! :D
    Yeh, didn't think of the desktop users..... thought there might be some mystical answer

    Thanks for the battery tips. I do dim screen and turn off keyboard light.
    Any way to turn the big APPLE lid logo, that must take some whack I reckon? or is it just from display screen backlight?
     
  6. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

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    The light through the apple is actually just the backside of the display shining through a piece of paper like material. You can't turn it off. How much stuff do you have running that would give you 2-3 hours of battery?
     
  7. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeh, thought as much...

    At the moment, Mac Mail is open and Safari. When I use Word and Photoshop.... it's even worse
     

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