How to keep my MacBook Pro from sleeping when shutting the lid?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thiagofll, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. thiagofll macrumors member

    thiagofll

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    I was wondering if there is any type of software or any way to keep my MacBook Pro from sleeping when I shut the lid.

    It's annoying because I want to take my laptop outside to the balcony and I have to take it with the lid opened otherwise it will sleep. I don't understand why Apple didn't include that feature on the System Preferences...

    Is there anyway around it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    This question is asked daily. Use the search next time.

    Insomniax is the software you're looking for
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    Taking into account that it only takes 1-3 seconds to wake from sleep, it isn't really a problem.

    The problem with not going to sleep when closing the lid is that it can overheat.
     
  4. thiagofll thread starter macrumors member

    thiagofll

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    Well I usually have a bunch of stuff downloading, or I am chatting with friends, I don't want the computer to disconnect, that's my main issue with the computer going to sleep.
     
  5. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    Same with me.. I sit outside, inside, move around a lot. and i hate having to walk around with my mbp open so i don't get disconnected. Any other time i shut the lid i've already turned it off so for it to go to sleep when i shut it kinda pisses me off lol.
     

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