ATD Power Button

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Boe11, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    #1
    Thinking of buying an MBA and a thunderbolt display and I was wondering if you can turn the MBA on/off while keeping it closed in clamshell mode with the apple display?

    TLDR: Are you able to power on and off a macbook that's hooked up from the display controls of the ATD?
     
  2. crumpler macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    #2
    There aren't any controls on the TB Display itself, but since you want to use your MBA with the TB display as a monitor, i'm assuming you have an external keyboard/mouse? If so, your MBA/display will wake up when you move your input devices (i.e. keyboard/mouse).

    There might be some issue with fan noise from the display though. Might wanna check that out before committing.
     
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #3
    In a word, no. But as crumpler pointed out, sleeping your MBA and waking it up with external peripherals is the best option. This is what I do with my MBP and external monitor setup.

    BTW, useful shortcut for this setup, Command+Option+Eject puts your Mac to sleep. This has become second nature to me :)
     

Share This Page