This is stupid, but whatever...

_bnkr612

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Ok, I was cursious and this is stupid, like I said in the title...

... has anyone ever tried to start up their Mac and leave the monitor off, and try and get into itunes and successfully play a song through the speakers? Or do anything without the monitor?

Warning: If you try, please make sure you back up your HD or something. Don't blame me if some of your pron images make it to the desktop image!

It's not that hard when you have iTunes startup at boot (i.e., lower left or something) but try doing something off your memory (your real memory from your cranium).


Anyway, this is dumb.


Time for a pint!

Cheers.
 

tech4all

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Jun 13, 2004
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_bnkr612 said:
Ok, I was cursious and this is stupid, like I said in the title...

... has anyone ever tried to start up their Mac and leave the monitor off, and try and get into itunes and successfully play a song through the speakers? Or do anything without the monitor?

Warning: If you try, please make sure you back up your HD or something. Don't blame me if some of your pron images make it to the desktop image!

It's not that hard when you have iTunes startup at boot (i.e., lower left or something) but try doing something off your memory (your real memory from your cranium).


Anyway, this is dumb.


Time for a pint!

Cheers.
I don't think you can turn off the Apple LCDs as long as the computer is on. Maybe if you unplug the monitor?

(correct me if I'm wrong)
 

_bnkr612

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Hmm... I have a third party LCD.

It's entertaining regardless...
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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never tried to do it, but it would be easier to get stuff done if you did have the app set to launch at startup, for itunes if you had that start up and only that for example all you would have to do is press spacebar to get it to start playing

not sure why you would ever want to do this type of thing though, unless you were buzzed and wanted to have some fun killing the time
 

Rocksaurus

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Sep 14, 2003
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My old 17" CRT burnt out a few months back, and I did some blind navigation to use my G5 as a jukebox... It doesn't fully count since I've got iKey or whatever it is that let's me control iTunes w/ F-Keys... I must say it was very annoying though getting IM's right after it burnt out...
 

mkrishnan

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840quadra said:
I did it!!

Next!

(nevermind that when i turned on the monitor, I had calculator, Safari, Firefox, and imovie open) :D
It'll all be fun and games until you realized you ordered a P-p-p-p-powerbook from eBay while you were mousing around down there! :D
 

Phat_Pat

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tech4all said:
I don't think you can turn off the Apple LCDs as long as the computer is on. Maybe if you unplug the monitor?

(correct me if I'm wrong)
Under System Prefs.>Display>Options you can choose what the power button does (Nothing, System to Sleep, Moniter off)
 

wrc fan

macrumors 65816
Here are two different ways I'd do it:

1) Remotely. Either use VNC or the terminal (you can type "open /Application/iTunes.app" and it will launch iTunes)

2) Use a program like LaunchBar or Quicksilver

I actually currently use VNC to connect to my cube which has no keyboard, monitor or mouse attached.
 

anubis

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Feb 7, 2003
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I have an ATI Remote Wonder, which works like a charm for controlling iTunes from throughout the house. I could turn my Mac on, activate itunes with the remote, and push play, no problem ;)
 

Nermal

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My cat went to sleep on the computer table a few days ago, and I heard him sit on the mouse. In the morning, I found Safari and Mail open, MSN Messenger had moved 2 dock-spaces to the left, and I think there was a context menu open.
 

risc

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tech4all said:
I don't think you can turn off the Apple LCDs as long as the computer is on. Maybe if you unplug the monitor?

(correct me if I'm wrong)
I turn my 20" AL ACD off all the time while the machine is running.
 

dobbin

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Jan 28, 2002
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How about this for the next challenge:

Draw/design/paint something with your computer without using the screen and post the results here!
 

SpaceMagic

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dobbin said:
How about this for the next challenge:

Draw/design/paint something with your computer without using the screen and post the results here!

I've done this in Paint on Windows, which I am yet to find a program as useful in the world yet... Paint was the best yet I cant find anything as easy to use for mac. Please link me then we can all play this blind drawing game!
 

AmigoMac

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dobbin said:
How about this for the next challenge:

Draw/design/paint something with your computer without using the screen and post the results here!
With the monitor off: Log into Macrumors and post in the political forums... :rolleyes: :D ...

Guys, you do have time... !!!!1111!!! ;)
 

JzzTrump22

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tech4all said:
I don't think you can turn off the Apple LCDs as long as the computer is on. Maybe if you unplug the monitor?

(correct me if I'm wrong)
You could just turn the brightenss all the way down so the screen is black.
 
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