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8.10. Energy Saver

The Energy Saver program helps you and your Mac in a number of ways. By blacking out the screen after a period of inactivity, it prolongs the life of your monitor. By putting the Mac to sleep half an hour after you've stopped using it, Energy Saver cuts down on electricity costs and pollution. And on a laptop, Energy Saver extends the length of the battery charge by controlling the activity of the hard drive and screen.

8.10.1. Sleep Settings

When you first open Energy Saver, you're shown a pair of sliders, one of which starts out dimmed.


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