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Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Postby carollan99 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:47 pm

I think I've seen people do this and I do it too.
Does it do anything or help?
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Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Postby gare » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:50 pm

No when the clam shell lid is shut, the portable will enter sleep or safe sleep. Your screen in either case is off. In general a dimmer screen consumes less power so while you are using it, you can get a little extra time that way. Also, I may be mistaken but even if the back light is off when you open the lid it automatically turns it back on a bit so you don't think the computer is off or frozen.
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Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Postby gascon77 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:54 pm

All it does is keep the screen from blinding you when you re-open it and turn it back on. The screen goes off when you close it, so it's not like it saves power.
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Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Postby kulbart » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:58 pm

No.
Sleep mode uses no video. Off uses nothing but clock.
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Turn down brightness all the way before closing/shutting down Macbook Pro?

Postby yeshaya28 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:05 pm

No, it doesn't do anything.
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