How to prevent a MBA from sleeping when the lid is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by reddevil0728, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. reddevil0728 macrumors regular

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  2. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have anybody tested whether it works on OS X Lion on the mid 2012 MBA?

    Cause they don't seem to work on early 2011 version of MBP.
     
  3. SpoekGTi macrumors regular

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    I don't know about InsomniaX but Caffeine doesn't work when you close the lid......
     
  4. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Then thats not what i am looking for
     
  5. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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    For use with an external display?
     
  6. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope. just that sometimes i am download something but doesn't want my lid to be opened
     
  7. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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    Don't have my MBA readily available to test, but I think it depends on what you're downloading. Power Nap allows you to continue to download from the App Store for example.
     
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    Other than app store? like from websites etc?
     
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    i just set my power settings for computer sleep to never then display sleep to 5 minutes. this keeps my machine running with the lid closed. i have this setting for ac power only. on battery its normal settings.
     
  10. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm. i thought even when lid close no matter wat sort of settings there are, it will still go to sleep?
     
  11. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    InsomniaX version 2.0.1 works just fine with Mountain Lion and w/Power Nap enabled on my mid 2011 MBA.

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    InsomniaX turns off the screen when you close the lid but apps continue working.
     
  12. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i have NoSleepHelper. i just get a little Zz in the top bar, if i click it then close the lid it stays running but turns the screen off.
     
  13. hardax macrumors regular

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    I use the same on my new 2012 Macbook Air. Start a mirroring session (playing a movie), click the little "zzz", close the lid, screen turns off but movie keeps playing on my ATV. Works great:

    http://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/



     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Caffeine will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off. It will not keep your Mac awake with the lid closed.

    To keep your MBP awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

    NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
     

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