Close lid and keep it on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dasx, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. dasx macrumors 65816

    dasx

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    Hey.
    Is there any way I can keep my MBP completely on but with the screen off and doing stuff while the lid is closed?

    MBP is a 2010 13" Core2Duo model. Running Mountain Lion.

    Example of scenario: I have to upload around 5000 5MB files (around 25GB) to my work FTP server, which would usually take all night. I'd like to set it up, close the lid so the screen goes off and the keyboard and all is protected and let it do until it's finished.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Schranke macrumors 6502

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  3. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

    dasx

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Caffeine will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off.

    To keep your Mac notebook awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

    NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
     
  5. Schranke macrumors 6502

    Schranke

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    you are wrong on that, is a toogle on and off.
    you control it from the bar on top with a click
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not wrong. It will keep the Mac awake when you close the lid. That's the purpose of the app. I didn't say anything about how to activate NoSleep, which can be done via the Menu Bar icon or via the app preferences. Read the link posted to learn how it works.
     
  7. Schranke macrumors 6502

    Schranke

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    damm my bad, did not pay attention to how you phrased what you said.
    maybe i should not be eating, reading and watching the news at the same time.
     
  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    No Sleep is what I've been using in conjunction with Caffeine.

    Although I don't *always* keep No Sleep active, it works great and I absolutely love Caffeine... the app that is :D :apple:
     
  9. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    What I do is go to energy saver and turn "computer to sleep" to "never".
    Then after that just press the "shift+control+eject" and make the display go to sleep.
     

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