How To Close A Mbp Without It Sleeping??????????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gmisz88, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. gmisz88 macrumors newbie

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    Is There Anyway To Close A Mbp Without It Sleeping?? I Download A Lot Of Things And It Takes Awhile And I Hate Having To Leave It Open Because If I Put It To Sleep It Pauses The Downloads????? Please Help Is There A Way??
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Insomniax :)

    Thankfully the forums don't allow for all-capitals posts...
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Be careful not to let your MBP overheat while in this state. Its cooling mechanism is more efficient when open. Just FYI...
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    i hope you read through this "You may not want to use InsomniaX all the time, as the excessive heat isn't necessarily great for your closed laptop"
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Is There Any Way To Teach You That You're Not Supposed To Capitalize The First Letter Of Each Word In A Sentence?


    Anyways, Apple should at least have this as an option. XP/Vista has this.
     
  6. rickster2k macrumors member

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    So I presume this means you can't have the lid closed and run it off an ACD - the vents reason seems logical really.
     
  7. TBi macrumors 68030

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    They already do teach it. Problem is that people don't always listen!
     
  8. BrandonMatt0718 macrumors member

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    Dido, it makes it look like your starting a new sentence with every word and then we end up reading it like the early Windows narrator accessibility software. :confused:
     
  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It is completely possible to do this. By having the external monitor attached the computer stays awake. But, it's still not recommended for extended periods of time, due to heat dissipation as mentioned.
     
  10. LMO macrumors member

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    What do you base this on? It is my understanding that this is one of the designed modes of operation. Does the recommendation come from Apple?
     
  11. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Apple says that you can use it like this however much you like. And, to be sure, the heat isn't designed to come out the keyboard, but the vents at the back. In theory you should be fine, I just *feel* more comfortable not leaving it closed all of the time. YMMV.
     

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