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An Easy solution in 10.2
Authored by: BrunoUsesBBEdit on Dec 31, '02 09:06:03AM

I'm not sure when this became available but, I know it works in 10.2

Hitting the power button pops up a dialog with the options to Restart, Sleep, Cancel, Shut Down. At this point the 'S' key will shortcut to Sleep.

Knowing this you can "blindly" force a PowerBook to re-enter sleep. And since it detects displays upon waking, problem solved.

It would be nice if there were a shortcut for the "detect displays" option in the Displays menu. This may be possible with one of the keyboard shortcut maker applications.

-- Hope this helps.

I noticed that when my machine (PB G4/400) refuses to wake from sleep, it usually refuses to go back to sleep when the lid is closed. This is because I have beat the poor thing to death and the lid sometimes will come open enough to wake it from sleep when I am handling it. (carrying, or removing it from the bag) So when being jarred wakes it up and it finds the lid closed, it assumes that it doesn't have a monitor to use. So it goes on without one.

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An Easy solution in 10.2
Authored by: RobWBartel on Feb 15, '03 08:25:07PM

On my original TiBook, at least, Command-F2 (brightness up) does detect displays from the keyboard

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An Easy solution in 10.2
Authored by: dpearre on Mar 17, '03 06:02:18PM

another easy way to Detect Displays from the desktop is to turn on the "Show displays in menu bar" option in the display control panel -- don't know why this isn't turned on by default, but i change resolutions and (because of my ti-400's lousy graphics card) color depth without hastle via the menu icon.

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