Saving battery on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LaLLLy, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. LaLLLy macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if there are any tricks to saving battery life on MacBook Pros, or just Macs in general. The reason I'm wondering is because I know of the tricks on the iPod Touch. I have turned off Blue Tooth, Screen brightness is at 50%, backlight keyboard brightness 50%, and not running unnecessary applications. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. vant macrumors 65816

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    CoolBook if you are serious. I use it and I notice better temp improvements (reducing fan usage). And of course the obvious savings from the undervolting.
     
  3. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    That's about all the tricks there are. Except for the screen inversion one (it really only saves a percent or two though). Just press and hold ctrl+opt+cmd+8 and it will invert your screen colors. Lighter pigments wear battery down faster. Just re-do the same key commands to put the screen back to normal. Hope this helps a little :)
     
  4. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

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    That's about all the tricks there are. Except for the screen inversion one (it really only saves a percent or two though). Just press and hold ctrl+opt+cmd+8 and it will invert your screen colors. Lighter pigments wear battery down faster. Just re-do the same key commands to put the screen back to normal. Hope this helps a little :)
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Pretty much what they said. Turns off bluetooth, lower screen brightness, I'm not sure if backlight keyboard helps or not, but I turn that off
     
  6. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

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    Why? :confused: its so pretty :D
     

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