How to turn off Apple light on the lid of the MacBook Pro?

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  1. haring macrumors member

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    How do you turn off the apple light on the lid of the macbook pro? (I am a newbie... :))
     
  2. GGJstudios, Jan 11, 2011
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  3. simsaladimbamba, Jan 11, 2011
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    You turn off the display by using the F1 key on your keyboard, as the Apple logo is lit by the backlight of the display.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I think they meant turning off the logo light without turning off the display itself, which can't be done.
     
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Why would you want this? Lol how do you think I make haters hate and the wimmenz want me? Of course I'll keep my beacon to my 1k+ laptop glowing :D:D:D kidding of course but I usually keep my display on low anyways so its always rather dim regardless.:apple:
     
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    I know. I just was answering the question and I didn't see the thread you linked to yet, as it describes what I describe.
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    You cannot even see it when using your computer ... why turn it off ... but if you insist.
     

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  8. haring thread starter macrumors member

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    I just want to preserve energy while watching long movies on the airplane...
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're not going to preserve energy by turning that light off independently, even if you could, as it's simply using the display light. You will, however, by turning off bluetooth and WiFi, lowering your screen brightness, and closing other apps and widgets that you're not using.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    The light used to power the screen is the very same light on the lid. Notice if you turn down the brightness all the way, the Apple logo gets darker, and if you bring the brightness all the way up, the logo becomes brighter.

    Don't worry, its not using any "extra'' power.
     
  11. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    yup, you can't, but why would you want to turn it off?

    It looks great!!!
     
  12. MacPaddie macrumors newbie

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    I had to buy a MBP just to develop iPhone software. I'd love to turn off the logo just so people wouldn't automatically assume I was a snobbish twat ...
     
  13. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I heard they were going to change the logo on the MBP and put a silhouette of Steve's head on there instead. :D:D
     
  14. Locodice macrumors regular

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    You can't show off with the light turned off - F.A.C.T.
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    But you seem to assume it yourself too, don't you?
     
  16. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Coming to forums and making posts like that is a great start.....
     
  17. diannao macrumors regular

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    Get an opaque cover for the lid.

    Also, try not to assume everyone else with a MBx is a worse person than you are.
     
  18. chilman macrumors regular

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    The apple logo is the best part!! I make sure people see the logo on while I am taking outside. some other makes are trying to do the same thing now, such HP.
     
  19. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    It makes no sense to turn it off independently, if it were using a separate source of power I doubt anyone would use it unless they were hooked up to a power source or just showing off.
     
  20. Ironworker808 macrumors regular

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    I only use my MacBook Pro at Starbucks. Usually when I'm sitting at a shade covered table, with the apple logo on my Mac at full brightness, my iPhone 4 to the left of the Mac, my iPad to the right, all while sipping on a Venti Caramel Macchiato out of my green Starbucks travel mug.

    I do this so that people will think that everyone using a MacBook Pro is a snobbish twat. We have a reputation to maintain, people!

    Step up and do your part.

    P.S. On topic....can't turn off the logo. ;)

    Oh, and I only pay for my beverages using the Starbucks Mobile Payment app. This is a must for perpetuating the snobbish twat stereotype.
     
  21. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    What no prius? white trash :rolleyes:
     
  22. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    In your particular case though, it's only fair to let people know. :)
     
  23. ddh716 macrumors newbie

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    The oldest remedy in the book

    Duck tape (or duct tape, if you prefer to not use a name brand)
     
  24. Ironworker808 macrumors regular

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    Mountain bike. My carbon footprint is smaller than Al Gores scrotum.

    And Birkenstocks. For when I'm getting in touch with my militant feminine lesbian side.
     
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