How can I close the lid in Vista without macbook pro going to sleep?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by reshtheory, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. reshtheory macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2007
    I use an external monitor and I like to slide my macbook pro under a space so it's not seen... any ideas?
  2. nigrunze macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    To fix this, go to control panel and click classic view in the sidebar of the control panel. Then look for power options or something like that. Choose to edit your current settings. There's a big list of options here. Look for the option for what the computer should do when you close the lid. You can also change the option of what to do for the start menu power button and the MBPs power button.

    Note: You might want to watch out for heat issues since your computer will be running while the lid is closed.

    You can change these same options in Windows XP as well.
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Thanks, great information! I've been looking for a way to do this. I'm a total newbie when it comes to windows! :)

    edit: doesn't work. only options are "standby" and "do nothing"

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