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In OS X 10.9, you can simply do pmset displaysleepnow. This will immediately turn off your display without changing any of your settings or putting the entire host to sleep. Escalated privileges don't seem to be required (at least with recent versions of OS X), but if you get a message about inadequate privileges, you could do sudo pmset displaysleepnow. ...


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I haven't tested it myself, but according to John Siracusa's review at ars, if you disable the "Displays have separate Spaces" checkbox in the Mission Control preference pane, the old behavior (including ability to split a window between displays) returns.


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You can turn off your iMac (and your macbook) screen without sleeping via the following keyboard shortcut: ⌃ + ⇧ + ⏏ (Control +SHIFT + EJECT) Machines like the Air and newer MacBook Pro with no optical drives have the power button in the same place as the eject key and it works similarly for display sleeping shortcuts.


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Control+Shift+Power For current Mac keyboard layouts. Control+Shift+Eject works for older keyboard layouts that still include the Eject key. This page explains some alternate solutions as well. Also, if you have "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins" set to immediately in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy, it will ask you for your ...


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Use the Fingerspoo iPad wallpaper and you won't notice fingerprints anymore.


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While I haven't been able to find a command that will sleep the display natively, there is an app you download that will do it. There are two options from here. Install the app to the Applications folder and from Terminal or SSH run open /Applications/Sleep\ Display.app Right click on the app from the Downloads folder and click "Show Package Contents". ...


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I assume you're not using a trackpad, and/or your Show scroll bars preference in System Preferences → General is set to either Automatically based on input device or Always (otherwise, you shouldn't be seeing persistent scrollbars). Try changing this setting for Terminal only: defaults write com.apple.Terminal AppleShowScrollbars -string WhenScrolling


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After some research i found this blog, which perfectly detailed explains how to get this hidden setting: Open the system preferences Hold down the command and option keys while clicking the display icon Next locate the screen adjustments on the external monitor and you will notice now there is an option called "Rotation". Choose 90 Degrees and now your ...


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System Preferences > General > Show scroll bars > When scrolling


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You can do it via an Applescript and run it as such: Dimmer: tell application "System Events" key code 107 end tell Brighter: tell application "System Events" key code 113 end tell You can save these as .script files and then run them from the CLI like this: osascript ~/Path/to/File You can also do it this way, but that ...


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Yesterday I was using mine in a meeting, and a guy next to me said, "What do you use to wipe the screen down?" I said, "My shirt." And I demonstrated my super-fancy wipe-the-screen-on-my-shirt maneuver I've worked out. It's cheap, and it works. It's not exactly high class, but whatever.


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Your first stop should be the energy saver preference pane. Dial down the Display sleep slider as short as you can stand it. If you don't want to wait for this time out, you could also set a hot corner and black screensaver so you could use VNC to set the mouse pointer to the corner to engage a black screensaver so the screen is as dim as possible until ...


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For this answer, let's define that… …the sharpness of a display is the ability to distinguish two distinct pixels. Retina displays There is no industry standard for retina display, therefore I'll follow Apple's use of the word. The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows the human eyes's perception of a display's sharpness: The ...


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Display Menu (free) on the Mac App store adds the menu options back for OS X 10.8


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This can be accomplished with QuickTime Player in Snow Leopard. From the File menu, select New Screen Recording. When you have finished recording, the video file will be opened for playback and from the Share menu, you can select YouTube....


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I had a screen protector on my iPad for exactly 2 days. I bought an anti-glare one because I found that the matte finish made fingerprints much less of a problem on my iPhone. Unfortunately, I managed to get a few tiny creases when I applied it, causing annoying bubbles. I found the feel of the touch screen was not as good, and felt the film reduced the ...


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The graphics are telling you to turn on the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad associated with the MacBook. Have you ever connected one of these devices to it? If you haven't, I have to wonder if the internal keyboard and trackpad are not connected somehow. What year is this MacBook? Is it still under warranty? Unless you can boot to recovery and reinstall OS ...


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Sorry, no. The resolution of the display panel itself is only 1280x800, so there is no way to display more without physically replacing the panel.


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A microfibre cloth works great for the iPhone/iPod/iPad screens. If you've purchased a Mac, the cloth that came with that works great too so you don't have to purchase a separate one.


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Use a micro fiber cloth, like the ones used for cleaning glasses. Works for my touch screen devices all the time and needs no extra liquids or any other fancy gear.


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I'm surprised no else one has said it yet: This is a nearly brand-new MacBook Pro still covered by warranty. There is absolutely no reason that your keyboard keys should damage the display like that. This is a design flaw that has existed in their laptops at least as far back as the PowerBook G4. The keys should not touch the screen when the lid is ...


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I haven't got my iPod Touch with me but this works on the iPhone if you go to Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock and set it to Never. That should work. Let me know if iPod Touch has removed this. Don't know why they would have!


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It depends on the cause of the yellowing. I personally have seen the following situations: Psycological yellow where any time you have a black border and a white area, the brain will color the white yellow. If you hide the black with a piece of white paper, the yellowness magically disappears. Permanent manufacturing problem where the LCD is pinched ...


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You can install this command line tool from github.com/nriley/brightness. The install is pretty easy if you have homebrew: brew install brightness And usage is straightforward: Set 100% brightness: brightness 1 Set 50% brightness: brightness 0.5 Unfortunately it doesn't work for external monitors. See Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays ...


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The menubar option is not available anymore. You have to go into System Preferences > Displays. THe fastest way is to use shortcuts: Option(alt) + Brightness Key on an Apple Keyboard brings you directly to the display settings. Command + F1 to toggle between video mirroring and extended desktop Command + F2 to detect displays Control + Brightness to ...


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I have an iPhone 4S. Like you, I originally thought that I ought to get a protective case for my iPhone. I tried several cases, but none of them were satisfactory (too bulky, too cumbersome to open to get to the phone, too ugly). I now have no case for the phone, and I keep it in my trouser pocket all the time. Instead of getting a case for the phone, ...


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I've once got water in a Dell (work)laptop and it started to get lighter and lighter the further water got. This is because the screen is built with multiple layers and you got water between them. I would definately recommend you to shut down the device and put it in rice.


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In the release of OS X El Capitan, just shake the cursor to locate it. Call out your cursor. Lost your cursor on your crowded desktop? Just shake your finger back and forth on the trackpad or give your mouse a shake, and the cursor gets bigger so it’s easy to spot. (From Apple)


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I've found that the best substance is no substance. If you can grab some microfiber lens cloths online, you won't be disappointed. They absorb the finger oils well. I usually just breathe on my screen a little bit, then use circular swipes with a microfiber cloth. If you are careful, any glass cleaner is fine. The reason this isn't recommended is due to the ...



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