Disable HDMI video but not audio in clamshell mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by navaira, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. navaira macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    As in topic title – is it possible to disable HDMI video only, but not audio? I use an external display. When I switch the screen off using hot corner, audio dies too.

    My current solution is using a black image as "screensaver" but it's not ideal as my monitor doesn't go as much black as dark grey. I have the speakers connected to the monitor and I would love to be able to disable just the screen and keep audio playing. Google and forum search don't seem to offer a solution like that...
     
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

    Kissmyne

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  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    If turning off video to the display also turns off audio from the display, then can you connect the external speakers to your laptop?
     
  4. navaira thread starter macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    Sadly nope :(

    I can, of course. It's just a matter of comfort. I have the external speakers connected to the monitor, so there's one less cable to connect when bringing the laptop over. I might start doing it though, for some reason it really bugs me when the screen emits even very mild light – even if I'm not in the room :p

    Thanks for both suggestions!
     

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