Shut down or sleep with a keyboard command?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi all,
    I have a late 2007 24" Al iMac running Leopard 10.5.4, using a BT MM. I would like to turn off the BT MM to extend battery life, but after I sleep or shut down the iMac, while turning off the mouse I invariably click the mouse, causing the iMac to awaken. So I've just been leaving the mouse turned on, an expensive habit.
    Is there a way to sleep or shut down the iMac using keyboard commands, so that I can turn off the mouse first, then sleep the iMac?
    Thanks for any help! :)
    Morod
     
  2. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    to put to sleep: option + :apple: + eject

    to shut down: press ctrl + eject, then hit return.


    (There are loads of search results on google on mac shortcuts. Have a browse and I'll bet you'll never need the mouse again:D)

    b.
     
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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  4. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Thank you very much for the info and the link. They were most helpful!
    Morod
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You can also use the Apple remote to sleep or wake your computer. Simply hold the play/pause button till you see the remote with the Zs floating above it. It will sleep in a second. Wake up the computer the same way.
     

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