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Sleep/Restart shortcuts for non-Apple kb's?

Message #1 - Posted 2008/07/06 - The NewGuy

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

Message #2 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

I'm sure you could do it with something like Quicksilver.

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JR

Message #3 - Posted 2008/07/07 - The NewGuy

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

I'm sure you could do it with something like Quicksilver.

Didn't see anything in Quicksilver relating to Sleep. Bummer. I'll look at some other shortcut type programs though. Sure would be nice if Apple realized that there are people that would like to operate their Macs with a non-Apple keyboard, without being penalized for such blasphemous behavior. :)
Does anyone know if this is the sleep command in 10.4.11? /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/POSIX/sleep.al I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut.

Message #4 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

I'm sure you could do it with something like Quicksilver.

Didn't see anything in Quicksilver relating to Sleep. Bummer.

<big-old-freaking-hint>
Is something preventing you from using Google to search for things like "quicksilver sleep"? ; ) </big-old-freaking-hint>

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JR

Message #5 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

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JR

Message #6 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Also, this works like a charm on my PowerMac G5:

<http://mac.pieters.cx/Software/LockTight-0.1.dmg.gz>

Please send all responses to the relevant news group rather than directly to me, as E-mail sent to this address may be devoured by my very hungry SPAM filter. Due to Google's refusal to prevent spammers from posting messages through their servers, I often ignore posts from Google Groups. You'll need to use a real news reader if you want me to see your posts.

JR

Message #7 - Posted 2008/07/07 - The NewGuy

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Also, this works like a charm on my PowerMac G5:

<http://mac.pieters.cx/Software/LockTight-0.1.dmg.gz>

For Panther. Doesn't work on my Tiger 10.4.11 version unfortunately.

Message #8 - Posted 2008/07/07 - The NewGuy

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Maybe I'm doing something wrong. But I just couldn't get sleep to be activated by a kb shortcut.

Message #9 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Maybe I'm doing something wrong. But I just couldn't get sleep to be activated by a kb shortcut.

Did you read all the comments? ; )

You have to drag the Keychain menu all the way to the left for that method to work correctly, because Mac OS X searches the left-most menus first, apparently. Seems like a kind-of broken method to me.

Other comments mention better solutions, like the LockTight utility I pointed out to you in another post.

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JR

Message #10 - Posted 2008/07/07 - Jolly Roger

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way
of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Also, this works like a charm on my PowerMac G5:

<http://mac.pieters.cx/Software/LockTight-0.1.dmg.gz>

For Panther. Doesn't work on my Tiger 10.4.11 version unfortunately.

You actually tried it out, or are you assuming that?

It works in Leopard, so if I were you I'd try it out. ; )

Please send all responses to the relevant news group rather than directly to me, as E-mail sent to this address may be devoured by my very hungry SPAM filter. Due to Google's refusal to prevent spammers from posting messages through their servers, I often ignore posts from Google Groups. You'll need to use a real news reader if you want me to see your posts.

JR

Message #11 - Posted 2008/07/08 - Király

The NewGuy wrote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

You can create a sleep application with Automator. Use the Run Shell Script action and enter this:

osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to sleep'

Save the workflow as an application. Then use any one of various utilities to assign a shortcut key to open that application. I use one called Spark that works well.

K.

Lang may your lum reek.

Message #12 - Posted 2008/07/08 - The NewGuy

Previously, Kir·ly wrote:

The NewGuy wrote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can put this Mac Mini to sleep if I'm not using an Apple keyboard? (I don't have an Eject key.)

You can create a sleep application with Automator. Use the Run Shell Script action and enter this:

osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to sleep'

Save the workflow as an application. Then use any one of various utilities to assign a shortcut key to open that application. I use one called Spark that works well.

I'll try it. I've got Spark. Thanks.

Message #13 - Posted 2008/07/08 - The NewGuy

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, The NewGuy wrote:

I've tried Bean, Pref Edit, Spark and Quicksilver and couldn't see a way
of enabling Sleep with a keyboard shortcut

You really should try Google. ; )

I just did another Google search for:

quicksilver "lock screen"

And found this:

<http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050706194219822>

Also, this works like a charm on my PowerMac G5:

<http://mac.pieters.cx/Software/LockTight-0.1.dmg.gz>

For Panther. Doesn't work on my Tiger 10.4.11 version unfortunately.

You actually tried it out, or are you assuming that?

It works in Leopard, so if I were you I'd try it out. ; )

Tried it. I've got Leopard coming so I'll try it with that when it arrives. Maybe in a week I guess.

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