How to Keep Your Macbook Screen On for as Long as You Need It

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Keeping your MacBook’s display on can be a real help when you’re trying to get work done quickly. Whether you’re doing research or streaming videos, keeping your screen on can save you time and effort. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your MacBook’s screen on for as long as you need it.

The first step is to open System Preferences. To do this, click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of your screen and select ‘System Preferences.’ Once the preferences window has opened, click on ‘Lock Screen’ from the sidebar.

From here, you will have several options for controlling how long your MacBook’s display stays lit up. You can choose from a number of pre-set options such as 5 minutes or 15 minutes, or you can set a custom time that works best for you. You also have the option of turning off the display completely if it is inactive for a certain amount of time by selecting ‘Turn Display Off On Battery When Inactive.’ Just choose whichever option works best for you, then close out of System Preferences and move on with whatever task you were working on!

Alternatively, if you want to keep your MacBook’s display always turned on while it is connected to power, simply go back into System Preferences > Energy Saver and tick off the box next to ‘Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.’ This will keep your screen lit up no matter how long it goes without being used.

By following these steps, you can easily control how long or how often your MacBook’s display stays lit up so that you don’t have any distractions while working or studying!

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Keeping the Mac Screen On

To make your Mac screen stay on, go to System Preferences > Lock Screen. From there, you can adjust the settings for when the display will turn off on battery power when inactive. Choose “Never” from the pop-up menu next to “Turn display off on battery when inactive” and your Mac screen will stay on.

Preventing Mac Screen from Turning Off and On

To keep your Mac screen from turning off and on, you’ll need to adjust the energy settings. To do this, go to the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen, select System Preferences, then Energy Saver. Uncheck the boxes next to Put hard disks to sleep when possible and Enable Power Nap. Then move the Turn display off after the slider to Never. Now your Mac screen won’t turn off and on automatically anymore.

Preventing Mac from Turning Off After a Few Minutes

To stop your Mac from turning off after a few minutes, you will need to adjust your Energy Saver settings. Begin by selecting “System Preferences” from the Apple drop-down menu at the top left corner of the desktop. Click the “Energy Saver” icon in the Hardware section. Next, click the “Settings For” drop-down box and select “Power Adapter” from the drop-down list. Finally, click the “Computer Sleep” slider and drag it all the way to the right. This will prevent your Mac from automatically turning off after a few minutes of inactivity.

Troubleshooting Mac Display Turning Off

The reason your display keeps turning off on your Mac is likely due to the auto-display-sleep setting. This setting is designed to turn off your display after a period of inactivity to help conserve energy. However, if you find this feature inconvenient or distracting, you can easily turn it off by opening the system preferences and dragging the “Display sleep” slider all the way across to “never” (on the right-hand side).

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In conclusion, keeping your MacBook’s screen on can be very useful in many situations. By adjusting the settings in System Preferences, you can easily prevent your Mac from going into sleep mode when the display is inactive. Additionally, you can adjust the Turn Display Off After setting to ensure that the screen remains on for as long or a short a period of time as you’d like. Keeping your MacBook’s screen on is an easy way to make sure that your work or entertainment isn’t interrupted by a blank screen.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.