Two Seconds to Sleep

From the “I Did Not Know That” department: hold down Command-Option-Eject for two seconds to put your Mac to sleep without any confirmation dialogs. But given that you have to wait two seconds for it to kick in, I’m not sure it’s any faster than the technique I’ve been using for years: hit the power key (or Control-Eject on modern Apple desktop keyboards), then type “s” when the dialog appears. Update: Ends up you don’t have to hold the keys for two seconds — just type Command-Option-Eject and that’s it. It might take a few seconds before going to sleep, but you don’t have to hold the keys down. (Via Infinite Loop.)

Friday, 7 July 2006