How to completely darken display without sleep 2012 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lulla01, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
    I have a 27 inch 2012 iMac anyone know how to completely dim the display black without putting the machine to sleep? I swear i did it before by using shortcut keys but i cant remember what i did.
  2. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    As far as i cant. same on macbook pro
  3. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011

    For the life of me, I have no idea why you can't just use the brightness control all the way to zero.
  4. AngelGuy7 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2006
    New York
    Ctrl + Shift + Eject

    Edit -- Looks like uptownnyc beat me to it as I was typing it out.
  5. robbiemc macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    I use this all the time.
    Often I'm running a video capture/convert process that simply won't allow the display to sleep. So pushing CTRL-SHIFT-EJECT imediately disables the display but still allows my processes to's a lovely and not well known feature.
  6. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    You can also shut the screen off with a hot corner.

    System Preferences : Mission Control : Hot Corners button.

    I set mine to the top left, and just give it a flick if I want it off immediately.
  7. dandrewk macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    San Rafael, California
    This works, but I had to remove the hot corner after awhile. Way too many "Holy.... WTF??!!!!!" moments when the curser happened to mosey over to that corner and the display suddenly goes black. That momentary terror of a catastrophic crash does give way to sudden relief when I realized I accidentally activated the hot corner. But it's bad for the digestion. ;)
  8. Cidtek macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2012

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