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How to activate Mac energy saver

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I have a Performa 635 running 7.5.5.  When I bought it two
years ago it came with 7.5 pre-installed.  I could not get
the find the "Energy Saver" control panel described in the
manual but I did find it at an apple ftp site and installed
it and it ran ok until I did the upgrade to 7.5.5.

After the 7.5.5 upgrade this control panel was severely
damaged but I did not find out until after I lost the old
"Energy Saver" from my backups.

I looked around the mac system update sites but could not
find the "Energy Saver".  There was Monitor Energy Saver
but that would not run.  There was "Display Software 2.0"
which claimed to include "Energy Saver" but it was not
there when I installed it.

So how do I enable the energy saving feature?

What is the Screen control panel for as its controls have
no effect on my system.
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Apple, in their infinite wisdom, name both the "Monitor energy Saver" and "Energy Saver" the same
thing.  When you installed 7.5.5, you overwrote the monitor energy saver with the "system" energy saver.  As you note, the display software does not
(contrary to any statements in the readme file) contain the monitory energy saver.
What you need to do is to download the latest version of the monitor energy saver from apple's ftp site.  I'd guess that you downloaded the older (1.0) version.  There is a later version (1.1... it think) which should work (it does for me).

Note that you have to put the monitor energy saver into the control panel folder (in place of the other version) and then reboot.  I'd advise first moving the (incorrect) energy saver to a non-system folder, and then moving the monitor energy saver (named "energy saver") into the control panels.

I tried to rename the monitor energy saver to "Monitor Energy Saver," but it didn't take.
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