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rdunlap
Apr 11, 2013, 08:01 PM
Hey, not sure if there anything out there yet for this sole purpose, but I'm looking for an app I can run to keep my MBA from going to sleep when I close the lid. I used caffeine but that doesn't seem to have the option to keep it awak when the lid is closed.



GGJstudios
Apr 11, 2013, 08:02 PM
Hey, not sure if there anything out there yet for this sole purpose, but I'm looking for an app I can run to keep my MBA from going to sleep when I close the lid. I used caffeine but that doesn't seem to have the option to keep it awak when the lid is closed.
To keep your Mac notebook 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))

NoSleep (http://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/) also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.

mattbaar26
Apr 11, 2013, 08:12 PM
I use caffeine, really easy just 1 click that goes up in your status bar and you can set how long it stays on for

GGJstudios
Apr 11, 2013, 08:13 PM
I use caffeine, really easy just 1 click that goes up in your status bar and you can set how long it stays on for
... except Caffeine will not keep a Mac awake with the lid closed; it only works if it's open.

rdunlap
Apr 11, 2013, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I just downloaded InsomniaX and it works great. I don't really need to use caffeine anymore either because it also does that function.

DisplacedMic
Apr 12, 2013, 10:55 AM
Hey, not sure if there anything out there yet for this sole purpose, but I'm looking for an app I can run to keep my MBA from going to sleep when I close the lid. I used caffeine but that doesn't seem to have the option to keep it awak when the lid is closed.

just out of curiosity, may i ask why you are doing this?
if you're plugging it into to an external monitor, it should stay away.

GGJstudios
Apr 12, 2013, 11:01 AM
just out of curiosity, may i ask why you are doing this?
if you're plugging it into to an external monitor, it should stay away.
Some people want to keep their Mac running with the lid closed when they're not connected to an external display.

rdunlap
Apr 12, 2013, 01:08 PM
just out of curiosity, may i ask why you are doing this?
if you're plugging it into to an external monitor, it should stay away.

Basically I'm a computer technician that is constantly on the run, and sometimes I maybe be in the middle of a file download or even streaming a movie through Airplay and I need to close the lid and this will help very much so.

DisplacedMic
Apr 12, 2013, 07:30 PM
Some people want to keep their Mac running with the lid closed when they're not connected to an external display.

hence my curiosity

DisplacedMic
Apr 12, 2013, 07:43 PM
Basically I'm a computer technician that is constantly on the run, and sometimes I maybe be in the middle of a file download or even streaming a movie through Airplay and I need to close the lid and this will help very much so.

it seems the technology has come a long way - my old inspiron was very finicky about going to sleep when i closed the lid and when it didn't, it would get crazy hot. obviously this isn't the case with the MBAs.

i really was just curious :-)