This Mac tip is provided by Mark Greentree and was originally posted on Mark’s blog – Everyday Mac Support. For more of Mark’s tips visit his site, follow him on Twitter, or browse his archive of posts here.
How to: Turn Your Mac Screen Down To Zero Brightness
Did you know you can reduced the brightness of your display to zero by simply clicking the following keys: Control + Shift + Eject.
To bring your display back to normal simply move your mouse or click a key.
This keyboard shortcut also works in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
I use this method daily as I use an iMac and don’t wish to put the computer to sleep. By doing this you can reduce the running costs of your Mac.