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Pomme Frites
Mar 19, 2012, 02:03 PM
Hi,

I've tried searching around for an answer for this but with no clear answer. Specifically with OSX Lion that shipped with our MBA's.

When my MBA is plugged into AC power and I close the lid, I don't want it to go into "Sleep Mode". I do however want it to go into sleep mode if it's on battery power and the lid is closed.



GGJstudios
Mar 19, 2012, 02:04 PM
To keep your MBP awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22211/insomniax) or InsomniaT (https://launchpad.net/insomniat) (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12150590&postcount=4))

Pomme Frites
Mar 19, 2012, 02:06 PM
Is a 3rd party solution the only one? I was hoping for a "lid behaviour" type settings page that you can find on most windows 7 laptops.

kjenyg
Mar 19, 2012, 02:07 PM
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If you have a USB mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard connected, just click a button on The mouse/keyboard and it should wake up. (presuming you have the Mac connected to a display)

GGJstudios
Mar 19, 2012, 02:09 PM
Is a 3rd party solution the only one? I was hoping for a "lid behaviour" type settings page that you can find on most windows 7 laptops.
Nope. Nothing built in.

If you have a USB mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard connected, just click a button on The mouse/keyboard and it should wake up. (presuming you have the Mac connected to a display)
That still involves letting the Mac sleep first. I don't think the OP is talking about clamshell mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131?viewlocale=en_US).