'Green Screens' Campaign:
Saving Energy while using a Screen Saver
Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4
Step 1 of 2: Set the Screen Saver Delay:
- From the Apple Menu, choose "System Preferences"
- Click the icon labelled "Desktop & Screen Saver"
- Click the "Screen Saver" tab
- Use the "Start screen saver" slider to set an appropriate delay
Step 2 of 2: Set the Energy Saver Settings:
- Click "Show All"
- Click the "Energy Saver" icon
- If you want to put your entire computer to sleep, choose the time using the slider named
"Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:"
Note: when your computer is asleep, it uses very little power, and it is essentially turned off, i.e. it can't do anything.
- If you only want the screen/monitor to go to sleep, click the box labelled
"Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for" and choose an appropriate time
Note: if you choose a time that is shorter than the amount of time before the screensaver starts, you will never see the screensaver!
- For extra savings, also click the button labelled "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"
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