Hotkey to put screen to sleep?

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  1. petersays macrumors member

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    Is there any way to put the screen to sleep prior to the given time in energy saver? I have it set to 10 minutes there but there are times when i want the screen to sleep right away.

    Cheers,
    Peter
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Set up a hot corner, and then just move the pointer to that corner
     
  3. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    ...like when the parents walk into your room for example :p
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I too find the hot corners useful for the screensaver or putting the display to sleep.
     
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Perhaps I'm dumb (I wouldn't doubt it), but how do you set hot corners to go to sleep? I have hot corners set to make the screen saver kick in, but sometimes I would rather the computer go to sleep instead.
     
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  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Sleeping the computer is not one of the Hot Corner options. Sleeping the display is though.
     
  8. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You can download a small app-package called 'Dockables', which you can launch either from the dock or from Quicksilver. Pretty handy when you want to eject all of your disks before sleeping the laptop and taking it to work. I just don't seem to be able to make it work with Automator... :(
     
  9. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I would like a hotkey to lock my Mac. Having to grab the mouse and move it to a corner to start the screensaver is more of a PITA. I have a Mac and a PC at my work desk and have to lock them numerous times all day. Locking the PC is much easier and faster.
     
  10. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    What I said.
     
  11. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    OK. Thanks. That's a little better, when used with Quicksilver.
     
  12. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    If you really want it to go to sleep, press the Power key, and select sleep from the dialog box. I think you can press a key to select "Sleep" from the dialog box too, so you don't have to use your mose...

    Of course you could also just select Sleep from the Apple menu...
     
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  14. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    The fastest way to put the computer to sleep is to....

    1. Press the power button
    2. Hit the letter "s" on the keyboard... which will select the sleep option on the pop-up diologue box

    So, it is just 2 buttons,,,,, power, then the letter s on the keyboard.


    Enjoy!
     
  15. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    But not when running in clamshelled mode. Then it's kind of a PITA... ;)

    joegolike and his:

    Sleep immediately (no confirmation): Cmd-Opt-Eject
    Put display to sleep: Ctrl-Shift-Eject

    is much easier :)
     
  16. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    pifft, who uses their laptop in clamshell mode anyway!

    .......


    and yeah, i like that hot key... then again, i my opinon, i can put the computer to sleep fairly fast if i hit power with right hand, s with left hand..

    oh, and i like that put to sleep hot key, i might start using it, right now i am using dockables and quicksilver. Gotta love the tips you pick up!
     
  17. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Thing is, even though I am not using my MBP in clamshell I still need to move my hand all the way to the right because it's hooked up to my external display :)

    Thanks!
     
  18. Nosehome macrumors newbie

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    Can i change the hotkey!

    Is there a way that i can change the " ctr, shift, edject" hotkey to something else?? i cant find it in the hotkey menu myself.
     

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