How can I keep my OS awake when closing my laptop lid? (running an external display)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ann P, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    I have the both the bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I've tried pressing the power button on my Macbook and then closing it immediately, this doesn't seem to work. I've also tried to wake it by click on my mouse and tapping on my keyboard. Does this only work on usb wired keyboard/mice? Is there a trick to this? Please help, I'm so frustrated.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. lceegee macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
  4. darkmoon12198 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    InsomiaX works pretty well. But you have to turn it off after every time you enable it :(. Well, at least, for me. It puts it in a state that you can't do anything, but hold down the power button and move the mouse. It shows a sign in multiple language and says something about restarting my computer.
  5. DagazaGZ, Dec 16, 2012
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    DagazaGZ macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2010

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