Help me figure out keeping computer running with screen sleep

bds120

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Ok, so I used to use Caffeine to keep my old MBP. I will still use it but for work I have to download large files that takes a good amount of time and I am trying to figure out how to keep the Mac away but the screen off for a certain amount of time.

For instance...3 hours showing on download and I am ready to go to bed, how can I kill the screen but let the download still run instead of burning the screen for no reason.


I tried InsomniaX and that worked the first time but for some reason I cannot seem to get it to work again. When I come back to computer midway through the set time, it shows like InsomniaX is hung.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

bds120

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That works but I still would like the computer itself to turn off after a while.

Guess I would just set the timer in the Energy Saver and dim the screen... a little aggravating but I guess that would work
 

T5BRICK

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That works but I still would like the computer itself to turn off after a while.

Guess I would just set the timer in the Energy Saver and dim the screen... a little aggravating but I guess that would work
Isn't that how most computers are setup? They goto sleep when they're inactive after a while...
 

snaky69

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That works but I still would like the computer itself to turn off after a while.

Guess I would just set the timer in the Energy Saver and dim the screen... a little aggravating but I guess that would work
YOu have a setting built right into the computer for that. I'm not sure what more you'd want?

Let the screen sleep, but turn off sleep for the computer. Simple as that.
 

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bds120

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I do not have that second slide bar. That is what has been throwing me off.
 

snaky69

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What version OS X are you running? I've been on OS X since 10.4 and that slider's always been there as far as I can remember.
 

bds120

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