How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?

MiamiC70

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Oct 16, 2011
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How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?
Using my late 2011 MBA w/ TB Cinema display to stream to my 58" Samsung via ATV3 but I cannot figure out ow to turn off the main display while I do so. What do you guys do while streaming via ATV?
 

dtmint23

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Mar 24, 2012
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Control + Shift + Eject should work.

Sorry just checked and it doesn't.
 
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warvanov

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Oct 13, 2011
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
 

testerdennis

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Aug 7, 2011
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
t1 that's exactly what I do.
 

mccoy015

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Jun 16, 2009
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I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
That does NOT turn off the display. It turns off the backlight. The display is still on.
 

MiamiC70

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Seems like this would have been an obvious feature built into Airplay :(
 

Mark Octavian

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Aug 14, 2011
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Have you tried Control+Shift+Eject? It will put my main display to sleep.
I'm not the OP, but I've tried it and it only works partially: the audio continues to play on the AirPlay device, but the video freezes the moment you press those keys. Kinda defeats the purpose.