Any way to close the MacBook without it going to sleep?

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  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Agh. I have a transfer from my desktop going, but its a huge file, and I need to let the computer run overnight.

    There is NO way to allow the MacBook's lid to close without it going to sleep?

    AGH
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    There is...but you'd have to plug in a moniter:p Just dim the screen all the way down and then leave the lid nearly closed, but enough to not let it sleep.
     
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  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I notice that when Apple hasn't thought of something, someone else almost always has. It's a cool looking program.
     
  5. wako macrumors 65816

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    Actually if you have a keyboard or mouse connected to it, with the PSU connected as well, you can close the laptop wake it back up. The Monitor will become the default screen, and the screen on the laptop stays off.

    So to the original poster, if you can do this, you will have to stop the transfer and restart it because it has to goto sleep for a second before you wake it back up on the external monitor.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Oh cool. But without the external moniter, it's useless right?
     
  7. wako macrumors 65816

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    useless? if by useless you mean it will go back to sleep, then yes. It will automatically go back to sleep if you dont have the PSU plugged in or disconnected as well. So you cant have it running on the battery with the lid closed.
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Which means that what I said in my first post was true... you need an external moniter.
     
  9. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    If it's overnight, why do you have to close your laptop? If it's the brightness, just turn the brightness down to the lowest.
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I told him to do that too...I think he's worried about his screen or something. But seriously, the lowest power setting is perfect for this (it's pretty much like being off).
     
  11. wako macrumors 65816

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    yeah...


    what i am saying is that you can close the lid completely and just wake it up if you have a mouse, keyboard, and psu plugged in as well, as opposed to having it open and just dimming the laptop screen
     
  12. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    What's wrong with the InsomniaX program? That's what I was going to suggest. It does exactly what the OP wanted, keeps the computer from going to sleep when closing the lid.
     
  13. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I said the OP could do that if he didn't have the external. However, the Insomnia X program is even better. No external needed.
     
  14. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    But InsomniaX can sometimes mess up whereby it stops your computer from ever sleeping until the next restart. So if you use it, next day close it and go to school and close the lid thinking it slept and you can resume late, your computer will be dead. It won't even deep sleep to save your computers state like normal.
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Hmm... Something to think about. Perhaps after he's done using it, the OP could uninstall InsomniaX? Why hasn't the OP written anything? I would think this would matter to him.
     
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    You don't even need to do that. Forget dimming. What's the point?

    You can have your screen shut off completely while the laptop is running. Just look at your Energy Saver preferences. Set your laptop so that it never falls asleep, but set the LCD to turn off after 5 minutes or so. No external monitor needed, no little software app, no need to "close the lid". Nothing.

    Once you're finished, set your computer back to your old sleep setting.

    Easy.
     
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :p Haha. Sometimes we like to over think things:p
     
  18. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    That would only ever happen in the rarest cases and should not be of concern, as long as you clearly disabled Insomnia it will go back to normal operations.

    One can even enable the mode to enable Insomnia while on battery/AC
     
  19. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    sounds sensible. Could I do this when watching DVDs on my external monitor? I don't want to shut the MB, but I dont want the MB display showing the movie as well.
     
  20. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Caffine does the whole non-sleeping thing as well. I don't think it works for closing the lid though.
     
  21. Bberrios macrumors newbie

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    About the Monitor and the Non sleeping Macbook

    How do you close the Macbook and keep the Monitor on a the same time ? I just wanna know because im buying a 28 inch monitor in a few weeks . Thanks !
     
  22. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Did you even bother reading the posts in this thread?
     
  23. morinetti macrumors newbie

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    "NoSleep makes closure of your macbook lid possible without going to sleep mode. Now you shouldn't plug your mouse and monitor to stay computer awake - just check a tick in the System Preferences and continue downloading of huge files and watching favorite movies over the network with lid closed."
     

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