On a imac g3, how do I...?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gohome190, May 17, 2007.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular

    gohome190

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    Shut off the monitor without shutting off anything else? It's running 10.3.9. I want to do this so that I can use a bigger, newer monitor I just got without wasting the power/processes that go into powering a seperate monitor.

    Anyone know how to?

    Thanks!
     
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    System Preferences -> Energy Saver

    "Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for:" and just set the time there.
     
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    But that puts the other monitor to sleep, also, and I can actually use the computer like that.

    Thanks for the input though :)
     
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    I don't think there's anyway to disable power to an iMac's monitor short of unplugging it on the inside (power or video) when you're using an external monitor.
     
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    I guess I can live with the 15 inches now. haha.
     
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