Is there a way to stop standby mode when closing the lid?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pmalz, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Pmalz macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    I wanted to know if there was a way to stop my macbook from going into standby mode when I close the lid. When I leave my computer I like to close the lid but I have come to realize with my new macbook it goes into standby ending whatever programs are running in the background. Is there a way to prevent this?
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    The programs shouldn't shut down when you close your lid. They simply also go into standby. Opening the lid should bring the programs back to life. There may be a way to do this but depending on the programs you are running it could have poor effects on your computer. Heat travels up and through your keyboard and would be going straight into your screen. Short term it probably would be okay but long term it's probably not a good idea.
  3. Pmalz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    I;m guessing this program is safe to use?
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    I don't know what other people's experiences are with Insomniax, but it made my macbook act strangely, and it messed with with the energy saver settings even when it was not running, so I quickly got rid of it.

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