23in Cinema Display as main screen w/ MBP lid closed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by detroitman2000, May 22, 2009.

  1. detroitman2000 macrumors newbie

    detroitman2000

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    Hey guys/gals...

    OK. So I just got a 23in Cinema Display. It's gorgeous. Not sure how I've lived this long without it. But all my other buds have told me I can do what I did with Windows...and that's make my big screen primary, and close the lid on the laptop. Not working. Every time I close the lid, the whole system (incl the monitor) goes to sleep.

    I've placed the menu bar over to the main screen, and now the MBP is secondary (took forever...shows my newness to the MAC World). But even with my wireless keyboard and mouse, the monitor keeps shutting off.

    Help.
     
  2. obey908 macrumors 6502a

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    when you close the lid it will go to sleep, then you have to shake your mouse/hit some keyboard keys to awake the computer again
     
  3. detroitman2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    detroitman2000

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    Stop it. I refuse to believe it's that simple. *trying it now*

    ...ugh.

    The embarrassment. LOL

    Thanks man.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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  5. peepboon macrumors 6502

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  6. detroitman2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    detroitman2000

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    Thank Jedi!

    Pee...the embarrassment is consuming. I'm off now to learn and grow.

    Adios!! :)
     

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