(ibook) How to maintain internet connection while lid is closed ?

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    i wonder how to maintain the internet connection (adsl) when i close the lid and my ibook at sleep ?
     
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    munkle

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    If your iBook is put to sleep you won't be able to stay connected to the internet.

    Why would you want to be connected when your computer is asleep?
     
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    i am a heavy downloader ... i want to close the lid while my it downloading ...
    :)
     
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    There's a hack somewhere out there which will let you close the lid of an iBook without it sleeping but it's not recommended since a lot of the heat generated by the hard drive, the GPU and the CPU is dissipated through the keyboard.

    If an iBook is sleeping then I think it'll only supply power to the RAM so you wouldn't be able to sleep and download.

    Sorry, but I think the best option is to just leave the lid open. :eek:
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    DAMN, i wanted to do the same thing. Can I shut off the screen and leave the computer running?
     
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    mad jew

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    Turn the screen brightness settings down to lowest in either the System Preferences or using the keyboard shortcuts (I forget which F~ keys they are). This is pretty strongly recommended so as to conserve power and potential screen life. :)
     
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    Like MadJew said, dimming the screen might be your best bet.

    i don't know if it applies to iBooks but I can use my PB in clamshell mode (lid closed) by attaching an external keyboard/monitor. Not really recommended though, as these are pretty hot little things.
     
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    mad jew

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    The PowerBooks were designed with clamshelling in mind (is that even a word :p ) whereas the iBooks were not. The PowerBooks have different heat dissipation techniques/routes so it's much less of a problem. I would never use clamshell mode on my iBook.
     
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    thanks for all answers ... maybe i should just open up the lcd and turn down the brightness ... :rolleyes:
     
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    Sometimes the simples solutions are the best... :)

    If clamshelling isn't a word, it dang well should be! :p
     
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    got one quick question about safari ...

    how to refresh all the tabs simultaneously ?

    thank you
     
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    mad jew

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    This is just disappointing! Hopefully it'll all be fixed in 10.4.3... :p
     

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    mad jew

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    CONTROL-CLICK on a tab and select Reload All Tabs. :)
     
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    munkle

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    :D
    CTRL-CLICK non?
     
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    mad jew

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    Oui! Err... Mon mal. :confused: :eek: :(
     

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