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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Remotely sleeping your Mac!

A great tip submitted by Omer Dolev: Sleeping your Mac from an Apple Remote! If you have a newer Mac that includes the Front Row Apple Remote, you can put your Mac to sleep from your remote. You just have to hold down the "Play/Pause" button for three seconds. It is very similar to sleeping an iPod! Thanks Omer for the tip!

14 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

And, as a bonus, you can piss off the guy at Starbucks who forgot to pair his Apple Remote to his MacBook.

April 3, 2007 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger John said...

kewl :)

April 3, 2007 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger John said...

Great tip!!!
Hey thanx for mentioning the remote pairing thing...
had never heard about it
would have been that guy at starbucks :)

Thanx!

April 3, 2007 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Cássio said...

:( It didnt work for me.

April 3, 2007 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Kush said...

awesome, so much easier

April 3, 2007 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger kevin said...

neat .. finally my remote is in use.. and not collecting dust there.

April 4, 2007 at 3:34 AM  
Blogger deakin said...

hey~ i wanted to ask if i can do this for so long, and now i can put my mac to sleep after i watch tv on my bed ^^

April 4, 2007 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

how do you pair your remote to your macbook?

April 4, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

This article from Apple explains how to pair a remote pretty well:

Pairing an Apple Remote

April 4, 2007 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Rick Prather said...

BTW, this tip is covered in the User's Guide..

April 4, 2007 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger scottycub said...

Great tips! One question. How do I submit a tip?

April 12, 2007 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

There is a link in the "Links" section in the sidebar with the email address. The Link section is not present if you come through the widget to the individual tip page. You can have access to the main page by clicking "A New Mac Tip Every Day" at the top. The email address is tips4mac at mac dot com

MacGeek

April 12, 2007 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger hasslian said...

wow, good tip!

April 23, 2007 at 1:12 AM  
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