2 quick questions on the macbook thnx =

charpi

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hi all, im going to get my first mac, macbook as soon as core 2 duo comes out on it, but i have a few questions about it....

1.Does typing on the keyboard generate alot of 'clicky' sound???

2. Can i use front row and the remote on the macbook when it is closed?? thinking of using it as an mp3 when its in my bag ;)

thnx alot
 

balamw

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EDIT: Now that there's a question there I'll try to be helpful, not faecetious.

It's inherently possible that one reason we haven't seen C2D MacBooks and MBPs is that they will be completely redesigned, in that case only people within Apple HQ or clairvoyants could tell you anything about an unreleased product.

You could ask about the current MB, but you might not get anything like that.

It's also possible that the C2D only gets put into the MBP equivalent and like the mini the MacBook stays CD for now.

So far, you can't use the remote in clamshell mode since the sensor is on the same face as the screen. Currently clamshell mode (closed lid) also requires the connection of an external KB/mouse/monitor.

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charpi

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ok done sry my com hanged halfway then auto entered....maybe thats y im switching to a mac...
 

bklam

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balamw said:
So far, you can't use the remote in clamshell mode since the sensor is on the same face as the screen.
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the front row sensor is next to the sleep light indicator.

But i'm not sure if it'll work or not. might with external.
 

pjo

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bklam said:
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the front row sensor is next to the sleep light indicator.

But i'm not sure if it'll work or not. might with external.
You are correct about the sensor - only it's an infrared sensor ... not a front row sensor.

Currently though, if you shut the macbook lid, it goes to sleep. If you click the "menu" button it wakes up the macbook - only for a few seconds. To keep it awake, you need to plug in a mouse or keyboard. Silly I know, but once woken up like that it won't go right back to sleep.
 

charpi

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so you mean that if i connect a mouse to it it will stay 'awake' and thus i can listen to music, switch songs using the remote on the go??

and does the macbook keyboard have any 'click' 'click' sound when u type on them?:D
 

the Western zoo

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charpi said:
so you mean that if i connect a mouse to it it will stay 'awake' and thus i can listen to music, switch songs using the remote on the go??

and does the macbook keyboard have any 'click' 'click' sound when u type on them?:D
no and no...

I've just tried this out on my MacBook and it will not stay awake with out an external display connected to the MacBook...

The keyboard for sure makes some noise when you use it but in my ears it is not like a click noise or maybe it is - now I can't really decide... :D but anywho it doesn't annoy me at all...
 

farqueue

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amiga said:
Using your MB with its lid closed might cause it to over heat :)
wrong, ive never switched it off for about 2 months now

ive been playing half life 2 on it for like 6 hrs straight and it didnt overheat:D