Magic trackpad, turn monitor off?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rotarypower101, May 4, 2013.

  1. rotarypower101 macrumors regular


    Sep 28, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    Is there a way to make the magic trackpad turn the monitor off?
    I have tried using Magic Prefs, but cant seem to make it happen...

    And suggestions on how to enable this functionality?

    Using the Control Shift Eject button press as a 4 finger click does not seem to have any effect?!?

    Would like a 4 finger tap, but it seems this is greyed out with a yellow triangled exclamation.
  2. TYMUL macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2011
    Belfast, Ireland

    There is, here are the steps
    Open System Preferences
    Goto 'Mission Control'
    In the bottom left there is a 'Hot corners' button
    Select one of the drop-downs representing a corner
    Select 'put display to sleep'

    Now when you move the cursor to that corner of the screen the display will go to sleep.

    P.S. I like to set the password to be asked for after 1 minute instead of immediately incase I accidentally move the cursor to that corner. That setting is changed under Security and Privacy
  3. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Why not just enable a "hot corner" to put the display to sleep?

    System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Screen Saver tab -> Hot Corners button:


    edit: Too slow!

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