Turning off iMac G5 display?

Einrel Koral

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Aug 19, 2005
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This is probably a pretty stupid question, but is there a way to manually turn off just the display on an iMac G5 without putting the whole computer to sleep? Then again, I wouldn't know if it's better for the computer to put it to sleep or not, but I tend to leave my computers on for long periods of time.
 

supergod

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Jul 14, 2004
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Go into system preferences and the go into energy saver. Configure it so that your computer does not go to sleep and that your display goes to sleep after a specified period of time.
 
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Einrel Koral

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Aug 19, 2005
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I thought I said "manually" up there. As in, turn off the display whenever I feel like it, rather than having to wait every time I decide the display needs to turn off without making the computer sleep.
 
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paperinacup

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supergod said:
Go into system preferences and the go into energy saver. Configure it so that your computer does not go to sleep and that your display goes to sleep after a specified period of time.
I actually don't think there is a way to manually turn it off. Can you turn the contrast/brightness off? Just an idea not sure if the iMac can do that though.
 
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iMeowbot

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Setting the displaysleep to one minute really is the most reasonable way to make it happen :(

You can use the pmset command, perhaps with little Applescript wrappers, to make changing the sleep delay a little less obnoxious than opening up the display prefs.
 
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killmoms

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I know you can turn the PowerBook display off by turning the brightness all the way down... does that not work on the iMac?
 
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DeSnousa

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Cless said:
I know you can turn the PowerBook display off by turning the brightness all the way down... does that not work on the iMac?
That does not turn the display off. I would use system preferences because that lessens the life of the display.
 
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aznsal612

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Oct 20, 2004
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Einrel Koral said:
I thought I said "manually" up there. As in, turn off the display whenever I feel like it, rather than having to wait every time I decide the display needs to turn off without making the computer sleep.
Okay sassy pants. We read what you wrote. And no, you can't.

/returned sassypantsness.
 
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