Sleep mode with external Monitor on Macbook Pro and Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by qstyler, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I'm using my Macbook Pro with external monitor as extension of my desktop.
    On SL system was going to a sleep mode when I closed macbook pro, but on Lion it would just put everything to external display. So I have to press power button and then “sleep mode”. Like in 90ies.
    How can I make it go to sleep mode when I close my book?

    Thank you!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe it won't close my macbook :)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You could press that key combo and then close the MacBook.
    Have you already contacted Apple about this?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I can. But as a programmer I always optimize my time:
    I press “Sleep mode” then wait for mac to actually fall asleep then close it.
    Waiting takes time. If i'm too fast in closing it'll just do what it does.
    So I'm losing like 20 seconds which is really annoying.

    Lion's in developer preview. I don't think they collect bugreports from non-registered developers.

    So I thought that someone knew any sort of “default write” to just change one setting for it.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You could disable the smart sleep feature (where the RAM gets written to the HDD) via Terminal and save 18 seconds.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Actually, this sounds more useful than SL for my use case, since I like having the lid closed when I use my external monitor.

    I often am using my macbook, decide to plug it into external and then close the lid. Currently it will sleep and I have to wake it up again in order to use with the external. But with this new behavior it sounds like I save a step!

    So maybe this isn't a bug, but intentional in order to please people like me?
     
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    This is how Windows 7 behaves if you've set it to "Do Nothing" when you close the lid.

    Sounds like a feature change to me, not a bug.

    As for getting it to sleep, why not put it to sleep from the menu, only an extra 2-3 seconds.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    if it's a feature, why not give us chance to change it ;)
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple knows best.
     
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    Sorry to bump an old thread but is there a fix for this yet?

    I'm getting the same issue. 2012 MBP on Lion. It used to be fine, I could just close the laptop with the external monitor connected and it'd sleep as normal, just now it's decided that when I close the laptop it wants to mirror the display to the external monitor and just sit there.

    I did some searching and apparently others have fixed the issue by turning off sharing options but I don't have any on in the first place.

    Is there any fix? This is a very irritating and sudden bug.
     
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    Never mind, problem fixed itself after a reboot.
     

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