Saving battery on MacBook Pro

LaLLLy

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Jul 12, 2010
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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.
 

vant

macrumors 65816
Jul 1, 2009
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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.
 

Blondie :)

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May 12, 2010
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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 :)
 

Blondie :)

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2010
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Prescott, AZ
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 :)
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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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
 
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