Closing Lid with MBP & Display

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  1. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    #1
    Sup.

    Just got an external display to use with my MBP. How do I close the lid on the MBP without putting the display to sleep? Can't find anything in prefs.

    Thanks.
     
  2. twitter macrumors member

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    1 close MBP
    2 plug monitor in
    3 open mbp
    that should work
    or do you want to close it while running and leave the mbp display on?

    if you close the lid while running the display will turn off /i think and just
    the external will run
     
  3. mcarnes thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    I want to run the cinema display and not the display on the MBP. Basically, I want the MBP to be like a Mac Mini when a display is connected.

    Right now, when I close the lid on the MBP the mac goes to sleep. I want it to stay awake and use the external display.
     
  4. mcarnes thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    I guess I can just turn down the brightness on the MBP with the F1 key. No big deal.
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    1. open the mbp
    2. plug in the external monitor
    3. close the mbp
    4. let it sleep
    5. plug in the keyboard/mouse
    6. wake it up with the click of the mouse
    7. should work now! And in closed mode works much faster than using dual mode! :)
     
  6. super98111 macrumors member

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    In this case, your display is on.
     
  7. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Its separate with the brightness, I can control the 23" ACD's brightness with the external keyboard but the brightness on the mbp side I have to turn it down with its own brightness keys.
     
  8. Summer2000 macrumors member

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    +1 for Insomniax!

    Works great when you want to play your music with the lid closed.
    I also wake up to music with Awaken alarm with the lid closed.

    This software is a must have utility if you own a MacBook.
     
  9. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    this is what the OP is looking for. it's called clamshell mode.
     

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