Shutting MacBook lid...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wngraham, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. wngraham macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there a setting that will allow you to shut the MacBook's lid while leaving it still powered up?

    I'm going to be using mine for location field recording, and would like to be able to close the lid occasionally while still running.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    If you used the search function you would see that this topic has been discussed at least 3 times in the last month.

    The only way I know of doing it is with a program called SleepLess.

    Use google.
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    a lot of people, mind you, have advised against doing this, though for heat issues.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    On the other hand, a lot of people, my wife included, use their MacBooks closed, connected to an external monitor. Without any problems.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm firmly in the camp of those who see no problem with running notebooks with the lid closed...as long as it's a machine Apple has designed to support clamshell mode with the externals.

    I wouldn't do it on my old iBook that vented through the keyboard, but I'd have no qualms about doing it with my PowerBook.
     
  6. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    well that's good news for when I get an external. I always thought it was a no-no.
     

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