(ibook) How to maintain internet connection while lid is closed ?

gizmo_pony

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i wonder how to maintain the internet connection (adsl) when i close the lid and my ibook at sleep ?
 

munkle

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If your iBook is put to sleep you won't be able to stay connected to the internet.

Why would you want to be connected when your computer is asleep?
 

gizmo_pony

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munkle said:
If your iBook is put to sleep you won't be able to stay connected to the internet.

Why would you want to be connected when your computer is asleep?

i am a heavy downloader ... i want to close the lid while my it downloading ...
:)
 

mad jew

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There's a hack somewhere out there which will let you close the lid of an iBook without it sleeping but it's not recommended since a lot of the heat generated by the hard drive, the GPU and the CPU is dissipated through the keyboard.

If an iBook is sleeping then I think it'll only supply power to the RAM so you wouldn't be able to sleep and download.

Sorry, but I think the best option is to just leave the lid open. :eek:
 

mad jew

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Turn the screen brightness settings down to lowest in either the System Preferences or using the keyboard shortcuts (I forget which F~ keys they are). This is pretty strongly recommended so as to conserve power and potential screen life. :)
 

munkle

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Like MadJew said, dimming the screen might be your best bet.

i don't know if it applies to iBooks but I can use my PB in clamshell mode (lid closed) by attaching an external keyboard/monitor. Not really recommended though, as these are pretty hot little things.
 

mad jew

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munkle said:
i don't know if it applies to iBooks but I can use my PB in clamshell mode (lid closed) by attaching an external keyboard/monitor.


The PowerBooks were designed with clamshelling in mind (is that even a word :p ) whereas the iBooks were not. The PowerBooks have different heat dissipation techniques/routes so it's much less of a problem. I would never use clamshell mode on my iBook.
 

gizmo_pony

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thanks for all answers ... maybe i should just open up the lcd and turn down the brightness ... :rolleyes:
 

munkle

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gizmo_pony said:
thanks for all answers ... maybe i should just open up the lcd and turn down the brightness ... :rolleyes:
Sometimes the simples solutions are the best... :)

mad jew said:
The PowerBooks were designed with clamshelling in mind (is that even a word :p ) whereas the iBooks were not. The PowerBooks have different heat dissipation techniques/routes so it's much less of a problem. I would never use clamshell mode on my iBook.
If clamshelling isn't a word, it dang well should be! :p
 

gizmo_pony

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got one quick question about safari ...

how to refresh all the tabs simultaneously ?

thank you
 

mad jew

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This is just disappointing! Hopefully it'll all be fixed in 10.4.3... :p
 

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