Can my rMBP download torrents with the lid closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrashX, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. CrashX macrumors regular

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    I use Transmission as my app - I keep my rMBP by my bed.

    I'd prefer to be able to just start a torrent, close her up, then check back in an hour to see if it's completed?

    I know it can (and does) check for and download system updates - is there a link to what else she can do while she's "asleep"?

    I'd even like to be across the house with my iPad and check in - just not sure what's allowed and what's safe? I definitely don't want her to overheat.

    Thanks for any info or links - for my iPad, I use Splashtop Streamer - have never even tried it with the lid closed, though.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope, because Transmission doesn't support App Nap.

    That said, you can still do that. Put your rMBP into clamshell mode (connect it to a power source, keyboard, mouse and external display, then close the lid) and there you go.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Turn down the screen brightness to zero or set the screen to sleep with a hot corner, the download'll keep going and you won't be bothered by your screen.
     

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