Disable clamshell mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 31rhcp, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    I run my MBA with an extra monitor (Asus PA238Q via DisplayPort). The MBA remains the primary screen, the Asus is just like a second monitor.

    My issue is with Clamshell mode. Whenever I close my MBA to put it to sleep it enters Clamshell mode. I don't even own an extra keyboard (BlueTooth or wired) and I almost never have my mouse plugged in. There is no need for the MBA to enter clamshell mode but it does it anyway. Is there a way that I can disable Clamshell mode? I don't think I'll ever use it and it is very annoying.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Sleep, then close the lid.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Wow. That's a ridiculously simple fix. It would be better if closing the lid made it go to sleep automatically. But that works. Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    No problem. :)

    I understand your frustration... Though, I would just prefer closing my lid to just turn the screen off. Even with Insomnia, it still triggers Clamshell. I don't sleep my MBA when I have it plugged in at home.
     

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