Shutting my Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by $nowman, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. $nowman macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have all external stuff(LCD/Keyboard/Mouse) hooked up to my macbook so id like to be able to close the screen but it goes into sleep. I cant find anything in the preferences, im lost

    btw: im a switcher so im still a newb to X
     
  2. Noonzio macrumors member

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    Once you close the shell and it goes to sleep you simply wake it by pressing any button on the external keyboard
     
  3. $nowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sweeeet. you rock, i feel like such an idiot

    its also fullscreen now on my LCD instead of widescreen with black bars

    thanks again!
     
  4. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    If you press the F7 key when you have two monitors hooked up, you can switch to dual monitor mode instead of mirroring (which is probably why you have the black bars). So you'll have a full screen external LCD and the Macbook 13" to use :)
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    No, you are not an idiot for not knowing this...
    you are an idiot for not switching earlier though. :D


    That is the funny thing- most things are so simple on the mac that we tend to make them harder than they really are and sometimes can't find them...I would not have thought to tap the keyboard either and I have been on the Mac for 17 years!

    Good luck with your new Macbook~!
     

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