Close lid without turning off or sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    This may be a silly question. I'm a Mac Pro guy and this is my first Mac laptop. How do I make it so nothing happens when I close the lid? Not using external display or anything. Sometimes it's just nice to be able to close the laptop when moving from place to place, I just don't see the need to sleep the machine when I do so. I do this on my Acer laptop all the time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    Check out different 'tricks' for using a MacBook in clamshell mode.

    The advantage of OS X though is that sleeping and waking it up is almost instant. But it'll disconnect you from wifi and all that, so I guess there's some use to not letting it go to sleep. Just be sure that it doesn't overheat though, and don't put it in a bag and start bouncing around with it to prevent hard drive problems.
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

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    Insomniax is the only software that can do this. It's free but some report problems with it. Use at your own risk
     

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