Looking for a program...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Shaun.P, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

    Shaun.P

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    ...for OS X that I can use to change my display sleep timer.

    Sometimes I leave my Mac on over night for downloading purposes. When I do this, I set the display to turn off after one minute. The next day I use the computer, it is extremely annoying having the display change after one minute. It means I then have to change the display off time to, say, 15 minutes.

    I was wonder if there is a program that could automate all of this? So say, after 9pm, the display automatically turns off after 1 minute, and at 9am, it automatically changes to after 15 minutes.

    Is something like this possible?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Why not just dim the backlight until it turns off? That's what I do when I leave my laptop on overnight.
     
  3. Shaun.P thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because on the lowest setting it is still on!
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The backlight is off on a Mac laptop on the lowest setting. :confused:
     
  5. Shaun.P thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I turn down my MacBook Pro to the lowest setting I can still see items on the screen. Believe me I have good eye sight :p
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The display is on but the backlight is not. Just let the display sleep completely normally on its timer.
     
  7. Shaun.P thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Won't this damage the life span of the screen and cause screen burn etc?
     
  8. BlakTornado Guest

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    Set a hot corner up to sleep the display (not the computer) when you go into it.

    That's what I do with my iMac.
     

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