Turn Screen Off?

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  1. scottgroovez macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
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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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Feb 13, 2009
    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

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    In power settings you can set the screen to turn off after X minutes.
  5. scottgroovez thread starter macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    Thanks all for your prompt replies. Shift-Control-Eject seems just the ticket.
  6. EEXOOO macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    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


    Feb 13, 2009
    Nice find. I didn't know about this.

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