Unusual question: How to turn off display while the computer lid is closed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ddan49, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. ddan49 macrumors member

    ddan49

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    #1
    So, I know that this question has probably never been asked. I want to know if there is a way (through a software combination of preferences setting) to turn off your display (such as turn the brightness all the way down) WHILE the macbook's lid is down. Basically, I want to know if I can stop my Mac from falling asleep AND turn off my display while the lid is down.

    So... this is what would happen

    - you lift up the lid of the Macbook, which appears to be sleeping or off
    - you turn up the brightness, and the Macbook is on

    Just turning off a password request after your Mac falls asleep won't do, either.
    :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
  3. ddan49 thread starter macrumors member

    ddan49

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
  4. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

    DollFaceDork

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Location:
    Narnia
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    #5
    Click Spotlight

    Type "Hot Corner"

    Set according to your preference.

    Try it out.

    Profit.

    Or Refund...

    Edit: Try using Control + Corner or Command + Corner if you frequently activate it by mistake.
     
  6. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

    DollFaceDork

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Location:
    Narnia
    #6
    I'm surprised I knew this... When I first got my MB I had to ring Apple to find out out to copy & paste! Oh my I was dumb.
     
  7. ddan49 thread starter macrumors member

    ddan49

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    #7
    After looking around a little, I found a solution. I just want other people to see it.

    You could download a program called insomniax, then turn your brightness all the way down.

    Voila!
     
  8. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

    DollFaceDork

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Location:
    Narnia
    #8
    The brightness buttons on my macbook already dull it down until it's off
     
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    #9
    Searching here on MacRumors also yielded this: control-shift-eject (sleep all displays)
     

Share This Page