AirPlay Monitor & Clamshell Mode?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by APlotdevice, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. APlotdevice, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    I'm curious to know whether it will be possible to use an AirPlay-connected monitor as the sole display for a MacBook while it is in clamshell mode?
  2. dBeats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Doesn't seem so. I just tried it, but gave it one try. You can definitely be in clamshell mode with an external monitor AND and airplay display. But my MBA goes to sleep and then airplay display doesn't continue.

    Ok, I tried second method, still didn't work.

    Internal Display (open)
    External Monitor connected
    AirPlay Display On
    Close clamshell (doesn't sleep since external monitor is on)
    Disconnect external monitor.
    Airplay Display still active and main display!!!!
    oops, a few seconds later MBA sleeps. Try to wake up with bluetooth but APD is already shut off...

    I guess a workaround would be to get a cheap small external display and use it for basically nothing. Then use Airplay display for most tasks.

    Maybe I'm wrong, this is just my 5 minute testing...

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