Turning off the Apple logo on MacBook Pro

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  1. IndianSteveJobs macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I would like to work in dark generally when I am programming or developing a piece of software. When I do so, the Apple logo on the Screen-lid is glowing with much brightness. I dont want it to glow like that. (Of course, our Apple Inc. should glow always ;) ). Is there any way that I can turn it off?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The logo is lit up by the same backlights that light up the screen (which is why the logo always dims when the screen does), so unfortunately not.
     
  3. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Why on earth would you want to? Probably one of the best built in features of ANY macbook ;)
     
  4. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    You can get some stickers online to cover it, or use duct tape;)
     
  5. IndianSteveJobs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    IndianSteveJobs

    Yeah... I know, no one would not want it to be off. But we are insanely great, you know, we the mac users. ;) Jus kiddin.

    But, when I am programming or designing, I want it to be off. I work in dark room. The brightness of the light is distracting my work. That is why, I want it to be off.
     
  6. landscapeman macrumors regular

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    Use one of the stickers that came with your MBP.
     
  7. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    Close your eyes.

    You're welcome.

    :D
     
  8. Bosmonster macrumors member

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    Turn your MacBook around and look at the screen instead of the Apple logo.
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    This is honestly the part I don't understand - I don't think it's physically possible to be in a situation where you will even notice the light from the Apple logo if you're actually using the computer.
     
  10. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    I think that this actually will be the best solution - it should be the same size and cover it without disturbing the macbook pro 'looks'...

    Otherwise, one of those clamshell cases that you can clip over should do the trick...
     
  11. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    How can you notice the light? It's on the backside of the screen and it's a lot dimmer than the front side anyway. You work in a room full of mirrors? :confused:
     
  12. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    I design too. I know that I could not function in a dark room, dark enough where the Apple logo is distracting. If your coding or designing and your in that dark of a room, I urge you to change your practices for your eyes sake.
     
  13. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    As already posted, it is driven by the same light as the screen itself. Do a little more searching on sites that are devoted to "modding" your notebook - people have, at least on past models of the notebooks, added a sticker to the inside of their lids to make them different colours. It shouldn't be hard to add a sticker that completely masks the light.

    I assume it's not the logo light itself that bothers you, but the way it will light up an otherwise dark room. That sucker can be bright, eh?
     
  14. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    It could be that he's using a work desk that is against the wall, which the light is reflecting on. I can see then how it's bothering him as a distraction.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No matter the circumstance, you should never work in the dark environment if you can help it.
     
  16. Shaman Beloved macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually doing a black vinyl sticker design right now and plan having it printed online to cover the glowing logo. Great hardware and everything, but I don't like the Apple way of branding. Of course, apart from the hardware, that's half their business. I'm just opting out of their cult marketing machine ;-)

    I'll post the results if the project turns out worthwhile.
     
  17. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    That is exactly what the op should be doing. Especially designing! And coding! Staring at code, or images for an extended period in the dark... yah not so good for your eyes..

    Maybe the OP doesn't value the blood vessels in his eyes. : / LOL
     
  18. flat4 macrumors member

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    Working in total darkness causes hairy palms too :)
     
  19. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, duct tape fixes all problems!:D
     
  20. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    According to eye specialists you are supposed to use a screen with anything but a black bezel and have a bright light source like a windows behind the screen. While the bezel is probably not too important working in total darkness is definitely not very good for your eyes.

    Nevertheless I also don't like the Apple branding. Probably because I know some true Apple fan boys and although I like the uMBP I don't want to be associated with this kind of nut jobs (and they truly are). Off course I also try to buy T-Shirts with out brand names or ones that are so little that you can hardly see them. I never understood why people want to run around like some advertising pillar.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So you only generic things without brands on them? Because almost anything with a good brand will have their logo or choice-words plastered on them.
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Why? That's a pretty feature that other PC laptops wouldn't dare to show because they would be embarrassed! :D
     
  23. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    hahahah probably the best option :D
     
  24. kolax macrumors G3

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    I forgot programmers were locked underground in the dark.
     
  25. dernhelm macrumors 68000

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    We design medical image reading software. That MUST be performed in a dark room, and the color scheme of the software needs to honor that.

    It the scheme has too bright of whites, for text or backgrounds, it can wash out the rest of the screen.

    End of the day, some software dealing with nuances on images where the image is primarily black needs to be used in a dark room. That's just how it is.
     

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