Is there some key combination to put the display on a mac to sleep using a windows keyboard, or somewhere where I can change the default key combinations?


function-win-shift-f12 (if you have hotkeys turned off where function keys act as normal function keys) otherwise, win-shift-f12


You can utilise hot corners on mission control, indeed it's quite handy for putting monitor on sleep or show desktop.

Simply you can attribute a corner of your screen to put on sleeping your monitor (by mouse pointer though, not with your keyboard, If you are using mouse/trackpad)

To activate this on your mac:

preferences > mission control > hot corners

You will see four corners and many options for each corners.

  • I came across somewhere that you can use hot-corners and require holding down the cmd key for it to work, but I can't find anything explaining how to make this change, any idea? With hot corners alone I keep doing it by accident. – user230554 Mar 27 '17 at 21:41
  • @CorneliusJEhmke i think you can do it simply by: choose a hot corner action from drop down menu while you are pressing a shortcut you wish to make the combination. – Supadupafly Mar 27 '17 at 22:11
  • That's worked, thanks. but it's having a bit of a freakout about the peripherals attached to it now.. :P these things are such a nuisance – user230554 Mar 29 '17 at 21:44

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