Closing Lid During Downloads...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cyroceon, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    Does closing the lid put it in sleep mode? I'm familiar with InsomniaX, but what happens if I'm downloading without InsomniaX on and close the lid? Will it stop the DL, pause it, or does it continue?
     
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the default setting for closing the lid is to put the machine to sleep. Go into System Preferences to change this, I believe. I think this is how people use them as "head units" with external devices (keyboards/monitors/mice, etc.)

    MacDann
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've used InsomniaX to keep my Mac from sleeping. It works under Leopard.
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Closing the lid puts the comp to sleep. If you have a keyboard, mouse, monitor hooked up, you can awaken the comp from sleep and use it in clamshell mode.
     
  5. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with InsomniaX is, unless you click "sleep display", if you close the display, the screen stays on. I want something that, when I close the display, the computer stays on but the screen shuts off. Is this possible?
     
  6. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    I'm still unsure if anyone even answered the OP's question...

    Does a download stop if the Mac is put to sleep via lid closed? Or paused? Or does it still go? That will determine if the OP needs InsomniaX or not... XD
     
  7. calvy macrumors 65816

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    When you close the lid it goes to sleep, and stops all downloads. When you resume, you have to click the yellow Resume icon to resume the download.
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Also closing the lid...

    puts the computer in sleep mode and disconnects from the internet. :cool:
     

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