Turn Screen Off?

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  1. scottgroovez macrumors regular

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    I'm encoding a few DVD's and leave it over night. Is there a way to turn the screen off? Don't like the idea of the screen being on all night.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The easiest is to turn the brightness all the way down. You could try sleeping the display with Shift-Control-Eject, but any movement of the mouse could wake it up again.
     
  3. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Somebody gave this to me about a year ago. I don't know C, so I don't really know how it works, but the code is included. Just run it (not the .C file) and it will put your display to sleep.

    I used to have it mapped to F19 on my keyboard.
     

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  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    In power settings you can set the screen to turn off after X minutes.
     
  5. scottgroovez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all for your prompt replies. Shift-Control-Eject seems just the ticket.
     
  6. EEXOOO macrumors regular

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    This is what I do to turn the display off

    System Preferences -> Expose & Spaces -> Expose -> Active Screen Corners
    Select one of the four sides to activate "Put Display to Sleep"

    Hopefully this is what you're looking for :)
     
  7. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Nice find. I didn't know about this.
     

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