Is there anyway to keep listening to iTunes when laptop is closed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by norcalstadium, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. norcalstadium macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    I used to have a Dell, and when I was using iTunes, I could actually shut my laptop, and the music would continue to play. With my MacBook Pro, however, the music always stops when I shut my screen, and because my iPod recently broke, the only way I can listen to music on an airplane, for example, is to keep my computer out with the screen open.
    Any tips?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No, when a laptop is closed without being hooked up to an external display and keyboard/mouse, it will go to sleep. I'm not aware of any way to force it to stay awake when the latch is engaged outside of having it connected to external peripherals.
  3. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    Ta da!
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Google insomniax. That program allows you to close the lid without putting the computer to sleep.

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