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How to turn off (sleep) a display?
Authored by: Bakerman on Jul 09, '09 07:49:37AM

Does anyone know how to reconfigure a display so that it's off/sleeping?

The reason I ask is that most of the time I use my Mac Book Pro in clamshell mode (connected to an external display) but notice it can get a bit warm with the lid closed. So I want to have the lid open but the built-in display turned off.

Why not just use the extra screen space? Mainly because the laptop is on a shelf that is too far away to be usable, but also because my 24" monitor is big enough so I might as well save my backlight.





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How to turn off (sleep) a display?
Authored by: nbriders on Aug 18, '09 07:32:35AM

Hi - i have been looking for precisely this for SO long - it should be so simple to switch between built-in display, external, both easily...currently passing by the sleep mode (closing lid, waking up, opening it again) is just a pain. Please post here if you find something, and ill do the same with success.

thanks



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How to turn off (sleep) a display?
Authored by: rking555 on Jul 10, '10 08:21:26PM

To put a display to sleep hold control and shift while you press eject.



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