Turn off iMac screen while using screen sharing?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GaresTaylan, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, Im pretty sure this cant be done, but wasnt able to find a concrete answer.

    I have a 21.5" iMac that I use for backing up my iOS devices, CS5, etc. I also spend a lot of time controlling it using screen sharing from my MBP.

    When I use screen sharing, is there a way to have the display turned off on the iMac and leave it off? Ive used the Control+Shift+Eject trick and Hot corner setup to turn it off.. but as soon as I start moving the mouse via screen sharing it turns back on.

    Reason being, my fiancee' works nights and the iMac is in the bedroom. Even with brightness at zero, it bothers her sometimes. if its not possible natively, anyone know of any 3rd party applications that do this?
     
  2. Spikestrip macrumors member

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    I use an application called ScreenShade to make the display get dimmer than it otherwise would. The app runs pretty slowly, and is extremely basic, but it gets the job done.

    Spike
     
  3. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, just tried it - but unlike the native brightness control - this dims the screen when I view it in screen sharing as well.
     
  4. Spikestrip macrumors member

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    Well, using Apple Remote Desktop you can put up a sort of a curtain to block the screen while you are using it. You might be able to use that to put a solid black image over the screen while controlling. That is, if you happen to have a license for the software.

    Spike
     
  5. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, great idea. I forgot about that and I can get a serial from my work to at least test.

    Thanks for the idea.
     

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