Sleep Your Mac with a Remote – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 26Sleep Your Mac with a Remote

If you have an Apple remote control, you can put your MacBook or iMac into sleep mode from a distance away by pointing the remote at the computer and then pressing and holding the central Play/Pause button for three to four seconds. Watch for a series of comic book-style Zs appear on the screen to indicate snoozing—see Figure 8, Sleeping a MacBook Pro with an Apple remote!


Figure 8. Sleeping a MacBook Pro with an Apple remote

The Mac can be woken from sleep in the normal way—usually by hitting a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse/touching the trackpad—although you can also click the Play button again on the remote.