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How to turn off a Mac screen, day 2
By Dave Winer on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 4:03 AM.

Well, this one has a happy ending. permalink

The solution was very simple. permalink

I have a Bluetooth mouse and a Bluetooth keyboard. permalink

A picture named mouse.jpgIf I turn off the Bluetooth mouse before going to sleep, I can leave the computer on all night and the screen saver will kick in, and then the Energy Saver setting for the monitor takes effect, and in the morning the screen is off. Pretty sure it stayed off all night (evidence -- not being woken up by it). permalink

There is a setting that tells the Mac to not be activated by Bluetooth devices, but I'd rather not have to attach a non-Bluetooth mouse to the computer to activate the screen in the morning.  permalink

So if you're finding that you can't turn off the screen of the Mac, and have it stay off, try turning off your Bluetooth mouse if you have one.  permalink

And maybe Bluetooth mice should go to sleep and stay asleep if no one is moving them. permalink

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