Close the lid....and everything stops!!

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  1. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to stop this? It annoys me. I was encoding a video and shut the lid before I left the house....and I come back home and it was in the same spot where I left off! How do I stop this from happening?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    closing the lid puts the computer to sleep. without downloading extra software, there's no way to get around this. however, there is software you can download. it's called insomniax.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Third-party programs like insomniaX and Caffeine will keep it from going to sleep.
     
  4. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Closing the lid puts it in sleep. I think there's a way to change what closing the lid does, I just don't know how.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There isn't a way to change it, without using a third-party program like insomniax.
     
  6. wgr73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dang you guys are fast!!! Ok, so I guess I just leave the screen open then...:rolleyes: Thanks guys:cool:
     
  7. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    There is a mode where you can run it closed and use an external monitor and keyboard.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if its an intel laptop, close the lid then wake it up with a keyboard. this is assuming you have a external kb and monitor
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    note, the laptop needs to be plugged in. can't run lid closed mode on battery power.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    uh...

    Is this something windows computers do?

    My apple laptop has always gone to sleep when shut.
     
  11. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    I would just leave the lid open. The computer can get very hot, especially while encoding... and you don't want heat trapped between the keyboard and LCD.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    except that the intel laptops were designed to run open or closed (aka clamshell) so i wouldnt worry about it
     
  13. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    yeah....

    Sure, but you can't possibly think they were designed to run closed while encoding video 24/7. That's a helluva task to ask a laptop to consistently do.

    For the sake of longevity, just leave it open for maximum possible airflow.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i honeslty think it would be fine if they designed it to run that way. they probably have failure indexes of less than .75 for all components in that situation i would imagine

    however leaving it open will keep your laptop cooler (esp screen) for sure, but i think it would be perfectly fine if it was closed as well
     
  15. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Really? Encoding video would seem to be very processor intensive.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    youre right and it is. im just saying that the laptop would most likely be fine in clamshell mode regardless of the cpu intensity

    here is another thread on same topic

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=213420
     
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  18. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Why do Macs need a third party program? With a Windows laptop, you can tell it what to do whether you close the lid, hit the power button, and in Vista, hit the power button from the Start menu. Also, there can be different settings for whether the laptop is plugged in or on battery power. To me, this just seems so basic to have in the OS, I'm really surprised to find that it's not in OS X.
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not really sure, but I was confused by it too. But with the speed at which OS X sleeps and wakes from sleep, the only time it matters is when you are trying to do something while the lid is closed. I guess Apple just didn't expect people to want to close the lid while the computer worked.
     
  20. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. I still think it was a bad idea for Apple to necessitate a third party program in order to do such a seemingly simple task.
     
  21. wgr73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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