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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 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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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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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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Control+Shift+Eject shuts the screen off without putting your Mac to sleep. If your keyboard doesn't have an eject key (such as MacBook Air), this page explains some possible solutions. 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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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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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 WhenScrolling


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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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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 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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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 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 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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Due to the (good) edit of the question, the answer does not seem fit 100% anymore. No. ...which depends on what you define as a 'mobile device'. But first, the term resolution is ambiguously used which requires to answer your question in two ways. Resolution as in pixel density The iPad 3rd Generation has a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi). ...


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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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For 3GS: Instructions: "Settings > General > Usage – and toggle the Battery Percentage setting to On." For 3G Jailbreak then install SBSettings. Select Extras & Options -> Numeric Battery


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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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Yes, glass chip kits can be used to fix a cracked screen, but only in the following conditions: The crack does not cover any of the touch surface (only the bezel area is cracked). Anywhere resin is left on the surface of the device or seeps under the glass will block the electrical signal from your finger and prevent the device from reading a touch in that ...


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You can not use your MacBook Pro as a second monitor for your iMac without additional software. ScreenRecycler claims to allow you to expand your desktop across multiple computers. As an alternative approach, Synergy is an open source solution that lets you combine multiple computers into one. It will let you use both computers from a single keyboard and ...


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The following script will do the job (in Leopard and later), but it must be run with sudo: The premise is that pmset can set a time until display sleep, but the problem is that a value of 0 turns the feature off, rather than setting the delay to zero, and a value of 1 is a full one minute delay. The magic here is that a value of 2^31 seems to be stored as ...


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Unless you are going to never flex the device, you'll want a clear adhesive cover or clear tape to prevent the glass from easily falling out and cutting your fingers or lying in wait in a pocket or bag. Something like a Otterbox case with a more substantial plastic barrier might be appropriate (or even both clear tape and a thicker plastic sleeve depending ...


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This is 80% what calavera already said, and I'm only posting it for a few additional details that wouldn't fit into a comment. Translation: Accept calavera's answer instead, if you're thinking about accepting mine. Glossy is generally considered better for accurate color gamut (I believe that's the proper term). Closer to "real life", full representation, ...


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I went through this myself a couple of weeks ago. Stupid tile floor in my office wouldn't catch my phone at 9.81m/s2. I ended up taking my phone into a mobile repair shop and had them replace the screen (voiding my warranty in the process), but was a hell of a lot cheaper than doing it myself. Took all of about 15 minutes. Your profile doesn't list where ...


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Because a one-size-fits-all auto-brightness setting is going to be unpleasant for a large number of users, either because the automatically-selected levels are either too difficult to see, too bright, or eat too much battery. The automatic setting is based on the threshold you set specifically so that the device can "figure out" ideal settings within a ...


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I'm with you. I don't know why Apple has such a high mark-up for a simple adapter. But you can get them for substantially cheaper through aftermarket, 3rd party sellers. I purchased a Mini DisplayPort to DVI through Monoprice for $6.65 USD while Apple wanted $99 USD for theirs (which strangely came with a USB "extender" I had no use for). I thought it was a ...



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