Closing the lid without putting the laptop to sleep?

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  1. v2club macrumors regular

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    How do I close the lid on my MBP without putting it to sleep?
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have it plugged into an external display (and are running Lion) your MBP will always go to sleep on OS X when closing the lid.

    EDIT: There might be some third-party program that allows it to stay awake when closed, but I don't know of them.
     
  3. v2club thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I didn't know that it won't go to sleep when it's plugged into an external display, how about a TV, will it also work or it's gonna sleep again?
     
  4. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    If the TV gets the connection and you close the lid, it will not sleep.

    You can wake up your computer if it sleeps by using a bluetooth mouse or keyboard (connected before it sleeps).
     
  5. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I think a TV = external display.

    Try this OP, it's called InsomniaX and claims to do exactly what you want to do:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22211/insomniax

    and apparently this is the Lion version:
    http://semaja2.net/archives/206
     
  6. Minicube macrumors regular

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    I believe it also needs to be plugged in to a power supply.
     
  7. DagazaGZ, Dec 16, 2012
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  8. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

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    I'm very new to MacBooks, but am constantly amazed at the way Apple seem to have thought of everything.

    So, why on earth would they not give you the option to run the machine with the lid closed?

    They must have a very good reason. Heat issues on the screen, maybe?
     
  9. JPNFRK7, Dec 16, 2012
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    ^^This. It works well and allows you to set if you want it to go on and off when plugged in and not.
     
  10. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    You do have the option to run it closed. Just need an external display, then it runs in clamshell mode
     
  11. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I haven't tried the softwares listed above, but there should be [ one can hope ] a software that spoofs the MBP in to thinking it's in clamshell mode w/o it actually being connected to an external display!
     
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    Love this... Thanks!!! Works great on 10.8.2 ! :)
     
  13. DagazaGZ macrumors regular

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    I'm pleased to hear it's working for you :)
     
  14. theSeb macrumors 604

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    If it is connected to a power supply and a monitor, then it will not sleep when you close the lid. That is the default behaviour. There are no heat issues with running it that way. Well, no more than running it with the lid open, which is a different discussion.
     
  15. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Now I can listen to Spotify with the lid closed at night... :D I'm excited like a porn star :p
     
  16. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

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    Good point. :eek:
     
  17. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you're plugged into an external display "it just works". If not, it'll sleep.
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    First off, that isn't correct:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131

    Second, does the why really matter? It is the way it is and there are apps if you want to change the behavior.
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Caffeine will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off. It will not keep your Mac awake with the lid closed, however.

    To keep your Mac notebook awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

    NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Do you get excited at work? Because that's what it is for them.
     
  21. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I'm my own boss, so yes.. I get excited, especially when I get a fat check :D
    Porn is exciting too up to a certain point :p
     

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