iSight turning off with screen saver/screen

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ZeroCool026, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. ZeroCool026 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    So I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I'll give it a shot. I have a MacBook pro with the built in iSight. I'm trying to get it to stream online for long periods, but every time the screen saver goes on or the display powers down, so does the iSight. Is there any way to prevent this? Thanks for the help.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Set the display sleep time to "never" and turn down the brightness instead.
  3. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    Rather than setting the screen to never sleep, I recommend an app called Caffeine. It's free and available online or through the Mac App Store. It does the same thing but you can turn it off with a single click and not have to mess with your power settings. You would still need to reduce the brightness to turn off the backlight, though.

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