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Toggle display sleep time with one keypress
Authored by: LeeH on Jul 28, '06 09:12:55AM

Depending on your machine, a simpler way might be:

1) go to Energy Saver pref panel
2) Click on options
3) Be sure "All power button to sleep the computer" is checked
4) Close System preferences

Now, simply press the power button for a second and let go. The computer goes to sleep. Enjoy a good night's rest. :-)



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Toggle display sleep time with one keypress
Authored by: filmsmith on Jul 28, '06 09:45:17AM

The problem with THIS solution is that it sleeps the computer whereas the intent of the hint was to sleep just the display. If you've got a large rendering for a movie going on or a timely upload, leaving the computer awake all night is clearly the more viable option.

Obviously, the same applies to the keyboard hotkey to sleep the computer.



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Toggle display sleep time with one keypress
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Dec 23, '07 03:13:00AM

There are also some Macs that won't go to sleep, or won't stay asleep, so telling them to sleep is ineffective, whereas telling the display to sleep usually is.



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