Turn iMac screen off?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JesterJJZ, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    Is there anyway to turn the screen off on the iMac? I don't mean any sort of screen saver or energy saver. I want to be able to turn the screen off while the iMac runs applications in the background.
     
  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences > Expose and Spaces. Click the Expose tab, and pick a hot corner to turn the display off.

    Whenever the mouse pointer is put in that corner, it will do that action.
     
  3. roski11 macrumors regular

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  4. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    Press shift-control-eject simultaneously.

    Now, if someone could find a way for the screen to STAY OFF, and not respond to keyboard/mouse/IR remote input, that would be handy.

    I wish I could do something like, only wake the display when I press the space bar. Sometimes there is enough tension in my mouse cable that it moves the mouse like a millimeter and wakes the display! Sometimes I wanna use my IR remote to control iTunes while keeping the display off!

    Luckily my iPod Touch with 'Remote' app lets me control iTunes without waking the display!
     
  5. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    That's what I mean. Keep display off regardless of keyboard and mouse activity. With my MacPro I can just turn the Cinema display off. What about the iMac? Heck of an oversight. A simple on/off button for the screen would've been great.
     
  6. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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