Tip For Those Who Have Trouble Sleeping Because Of Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Iglio, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Iglio macrumors regular

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    I keep my mac on when I go to bed...and the light it makes is terrible for trying to fall asleep...so i found this neat tip that doesn't require any downloading of any kind! Simply use control+shift+eject and your screen instantly darkens!
     
  2. deceiver macrumors newbie

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    thats neat it actually turns the screen + backlight off. Compared to the usual turning down the backlight alone. nice find!
     
  3. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    This is great for work too when you don't want someone seeing what you are doing- thanks for posting.
     
  4. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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  5. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I knew about this as it was a workaround to the striped backlighting issue on some MBPs. However, mine doesn't stay off. After I hit ctrl-shift-eject and release eject, it's dark, but when I release ctrl or shift my screen turns back on.
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    You can also set a hot corner to sleep the screen. You can even set a modifier key so you don't accidentally sleep the screen when you don't want to. I use cmd + bottom left corner.
     

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  7. Shu15 macrumors regular

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    I too found that, but if you let go of the keys fast enough, it will stay off. Quick hands is the key! ;):apple:
     
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    or you can just turn the darned thing off for the night! :eek:
     
  9. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    That's what I do.
     
  10. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    This trick actually puts the computer to sleep- not the display alone.
     
  11. gavin83209 macrumors regular

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    You are thinking of Cmd-Opt-Eject. Shift-Ctrl-Eject only puts the display to sleep.
     
  12. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    I do this too.
     
  13. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Never! If there is a social networking emergency, I must know immediately! :rolleyes:
     

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