Closed lid display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steve jr., Jul 20, 2005.

  1. steve jr. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    Can I get some opinions on closed lid operation on the portables? It just seems really stupid to have to lug around a full sized (or close to) keyboard to be able to use your computer when the lid is closed. What kind of stuff do you do when the lid is closed? What alternatives are there to a full size keyboard? Thanks. (there is a reason behind this post. i'm working on a personal project that involves some patent searching and possible filing :) please be honest and as accurate as possible. this will help me out more than you all know! :D +20 points to everyone who helps out. )

    - Steve
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I'm not sure but I believe a mouse can wake a PowerBook from sleep with the lid closed as well as a keyboard.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    in order for Macs to be awake with the display closed, you need a keyboard/mouse/and display. Other wise the Mac will just go back to sleep. Anyhoo - people use their computers with their displays shut to take advantage of a larger display at home or work.

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