11/12/09
9:07 am

Restart, Sleep and Shut Down Shortcuts

The Eject button located at the top right of most Apple keyboards can be used as a shortcut for restarting, sleeping or shutting down. Option+Command+Eject will put your Mac to sleep. Ctrl+Command+Eject will try to restart your Mac, providing no running applications are in the way. Ctrl+Option+Command+Eject will attempt a shut down. In addition, you can simply press Ctrl+Eject to bring up a dialog where you can choose Restart, Sleep and Shut Down. In addition, Shift+Ctrl+Eject will attempt to out your display to sleep, instantly.