Sleepytime

Sleepytime

As a quick one-off, there's a faster way to put your Mac to sleep than selecting it from the Apple menu. Just hold down Command-Option-Eject (or F12) for a couple seconds and your Mac will have visions of sugar plums dancing through its head (processor? RAM?).

 

Why this isn't listed as a hotkey in the Apple menu is a mystery.

 

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Chris

F-12 is the Tiger default for ejecting an optical disk, not putting your computer to sleep. Maybe this is just for Leopard?

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Christouf

The shortcut also works with Tiger, at least on my MB with 10.4.11. I' m grateful for this trick, it's really the fastest way to knock off, at least for me.

Christouf.

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Anonymous

It seems to me that if I just close my lid my MacBook Pro consumes battery life faster than if I sleep it with the power button. Anything to this?

Jason

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Cdr. Data

I think that falls in your head! Closing the lid just activates the same sleep mode via a different routing. Sorry its not that star trek.....

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Anonymous

Great Tip, Mac|Life. I love the shortcuts. Thanks!

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Aaron

Of, if you're running any Apple notebook, you can just hit the power button and then "s".

Even faster than the "command option eject" method...

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just_a_guy

the fastest would be closing the lid.......

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