How to turn off "clamshell" mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by omueller, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. omueller macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I know how to get my MacBook Pro into "clamshell" mode and have been utilizing the feature extensively. I am wondering if there is an easy way to get out of the mode, *without* having to restart my machine. Please advise if you know.

    Thanks,
    Onyx
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    1. Disconnect external display.
    2. Put MBP to sleep.
    3. Open MBP lid to wake. Internal display should be functional.
     
  3. omueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess that makes sense. So, I take it that there is not a more simple way? More "simple" meaning not having to disconnect the external monitor cable?

    - Onyx
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Wtf

    How much simpler do you need it to be?

    Try snapping your fingers.
     
  5. omueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Since apparently you have lots of time on your hands to post smart-ass comments, maybe I could get you over here to do it for me. Sheesh...

    "Simpler" could refer to a keyboard shortcut or something triggered by software. That is all I meant.

    - Onyx
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

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    There is not a faster way to do it, if it's an older model without the new keyboard, you could try pressing the F7 key if it has the two rectangles on it, but that's all I can think of.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You could enable the monitor shortcut and switch with that...
     
  8. omueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good call man! That does work and it's much easier than having to disconnect the video cable (and put the computer to sleep, etc.). Thank you very much!
     

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