Making display sleep, but not the computer

Guitarius

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Jul 8, 2004
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I have my iBook set to go to sleep after a few minutes of not being used. I did this mainly to save the display from burning out too soon. I was wondering if there was a way that I could set the display to turn off, but not put the whole computer to sleep.

I bet you are all asking why, which I will now explain. I need to stay connected to the internet all the time, for reasons such as my brother (who is deathly afraid of telephones) can IM me when he needs something.

If there is a way to do this, would this in anyway be bad for the computer?
 

tech4all

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Jun 13, 2004
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Guitarius said:
I have my iBook set to go to sleep after a few minutes of not being used. I did this mainly to save the display from burning out too soon. I was wondering if there was a way that I could set the display to turn off, but not put the whole computer to sleep.

I bet you are all asking why, which I will now explain. I need to stay connected to the internet all the time, for reasons such as my brother (who is deathly afraid of telephones) can IM me when he needs something.

If there is a way to do this, would this in anyway be bad for the computer?
Isn't there an option under Engery Saver (In System Preferences) to where you could put the Display to sleep after a certain amount of minutes?
 

AliensAreFuzzy

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tech4all said:
Isn't there an option under Engery Saver (In System Preferences) to where you could put the Display to sleep after a certain amount of minutes?
Yeah, there is. Just set that to turn off the display after 10 minutes of idle or something.
 

buryyourbrideau

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why yes there is, you can set the display to sleep and set the computer to go to sleep never unless you manually put it to sleep. under energy saver in sys pref :)
 

Guitarius

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Jul 8, 2004
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Right on. Thanks a bunch.

You know. Just when you thnink you've looked at everything, the one thing you haven't tried is the thing that'll work. I'm sorry. Even after 10 months after I switched, I haven't figured out that the easiest thing is most often the right thing to do. :)

Anyway, thanks again.
 
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