Monitor dims to save power....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pmsuper, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. pmsuper macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    How do I override the monitor from dimming when I am reading something? I would like it to take longer before it dims.

    Also, sometimes the cursor sticks and doesn't move easily. I click the mouse button and try again, sometimes this helps, sometimes not.
  2. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe

    “Prevent your Mac going to sleep”
    Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  4. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    I wanted to know the same thing.

    Regarding the freezing cursor, I asked the same thing a couple of days ago (new macbook)
    Go into the keyboard&mouse prefs > trackpad, and at the bottom uncheck the " ignore accidental trackpad input"

    I thought there was something wrong with mine but doing a search here I found that I pass it to you ;)

    I've been using it now for a few days and it no longer freezes. It must be a software thing.
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Yes, I noticed the same thing on my new MBP and on a new MB I set up for my mom. The "ignore accidental input" setting seems to restrict all input for about a second, which was very annoying. I turned it off and it is better, though I do get a few random cursor spasms from time to time. It would be nice if they could refine that feature a bit so it works more smoothly.
  6. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Yeah, I noticed the freeze when going from different apps or different pages in safari and when I quit an app it would do that among others.

    I supect the software needs a bit tp determine whether somethings an intentional touch or accidental.

    You can get so paranoid when you get a new device and have no idea whenther its supposed to to that weird thing or if its broken. ;)

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