How to turn off Apple CInema Display?

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by AES, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. AES

    AES Guest

    Apple 21" Cinema Display connected to MacBook 10.4.11 in mirror mode:
    how to turn the Cinema Display off, or turn its brightness down to zero,
    without disconnecting (or unpowering) it?

    [There's a brightness slider in the Cinema prefs panel, but it only dims
    the Cinema Display a bit, far from fully off.]
     
    AES, Nov 23, 2008
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  2. In article <>,
    AES <> wrote:

    > Apple 21" Cinema Display connected to MacBook 10.4.11 in mirror mode:
    > how to turn the Cinema Display off, or turn its brightness down to zero,
    > without disconnecting (or unpowering) it?
    >
    > [There's a brightness slider in the Cinema prefs panel, but it only dims
    > the Cinema Display a bit, far from fully off.]


    Don't know about that model, but mine has a proximity switch on the
    side. The Displays:Options Preferences panel selects what that switch
    does.

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    Kevin McMurtrie, Nov 23, 2008
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  3. AES

    AES Guest

    In article <492911af$0$95507$>,
    Kevin McMurtrie <> wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > AES <> wrote:
    >
    > > Apple 21" Cinema Display connected to MacBook 10.4.11 in mirror mode:
    > > how to turn the Cinema Display off, or turn its brightness down to zero,
    > > without disconnecting (or unpowering) it?
    > >
    > > [There's a brightness slider in the Cinema prefs panel, but it only dims
    > > the Cinema Display a bit, far from fully off.]

    >
    > Don't know about that model, but mine has a proximity switch on the
    > side. The Displays:Options Preferences panel selects what that switch
    > does.



    Never noticed that before! On the right side, near the bottom, totally
    flush with the surface.

    Holding a finger on the "­" button brings an icon with a progress bar
    which gradually turns black all the way from right side to left side.

    But, no matter how long you hold the button, the screen itself only dims
    by, I'd say, about 30% -- that is, down to maybe 70% of max brightness,
    still more than bright enough to use the monitor (or to keep the room
    dimly but definitely illuminated at night).

    The corresponding screen dimmer F1 key on the keyboard of the MacBook
    that's driving the Cinema Display, when held down, dims the MacBook
    screen all the way to black.
     
    AES, Nov 23, 2008
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  4. AES

    AES Guest

    In article <>,
    Steve Hix <> wrote:

    >
    > Below the + and - marks should be a power icon. Touch it to switch the
    > display on/off.
    >
    > Check the monitor's documentation; it tells you how to configure the
    > switch;
    >
    > - Open System Preferences, click Displays, go to the Options tab, and
    > under Display Power Button select "Turns the display on and off".
    >
    > The little touch-sensitive dimple on the lower right side of the display
    > will now control the power of the display only, independently of the
    > computer.


    Lovely! Thank you.
     
    AES, Nov 24, 2008
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