external display when lid is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gullaa, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. gullaa macrumors member

    gullaa

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    #1
    Hi, i am new to Mac and i am just wondering how would i go about changing the option were the computer sleeps when the lid is closed, i would basically like to have my screen shut and use just an external display. thanks in advance.
     
  2. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    when you plug in an external monitor and close the lid the computer will sleep. just plug in a usb keyboard and mouse and press any key. the computer will wake and allow you to use the monitor while keeping the display of the laptop shut.
     
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    #3
    You can also use InsomniaX to manually disable it going to sleep.
     
  4. gullaa thread starter macrumors member

    gullaa

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    #4
    thanks for the help, got it to do what i want :D
     

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