power off button for the iMac monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LeorD, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. LeorD macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Hi, i searched the entire machine and i just cant find a power off button for the monitor only i know there is a power off and on for the entire Computer
    and if there isn't a button
    any shortcut or a special key?
    Tnx, Leor
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    The button you're looking for doesn't exist. If you want to turn the monitor off, sleep your machine.
  3. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    You can Sleep the Display buy pressing the following key combination:

    Control-Shift-Eject (The key that ejects discs)
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    Doesn't pressing the "Dim screen" button over and over again put the display to sleep as well? Or maybe this is just the backlight.....
  5. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    Oh my god, i've been using macs since i was 8 and i never knew this... bloody hell!
  6. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008

    Just kidding :p
  7. LeorD thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    is there a way to change the ctrl and+shift?
    well im only two weeks in the world of mac..
  8. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    Not completely sure about whether you can do that or not but you can also set a Screen corner (aka Hot Corners) to sleep the display instead of using the shortcut.

    To setup Screen Corners go to System Preferences/Expose and Space/Expose/
    and look for The box that says "Screen Corners". Select which corner you want to use to sleep the display, and select the "sleep display" option from the drop down menu that corresponds to your choice.

    Once that is done, your hot corner is all set up!
    Now everytime you want to sleep the display, just move your mouse to the corner that you designated and the display will sleep!

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