Close lid without turning off or sleep?

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

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    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.

  2. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    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


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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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