Keep apps running with lid closed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by peejer, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. peejer macrumors member

    peejer

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    #1
    Hello All,

    Let's say I am running a program and I want the program to continue playing even when the lid is down on my MBP (OSX 10.4.11).

    My example is this, I need to run a slide show and I want it to loop, however I don't want to keep the computer open when I do this as I will be at a trade show.

    I am sure this is a simple question but haven't been able to figure it out.

    Thanks in advance.
    PJ
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    If im understanding you correctly here, you will be having a secondary screen plugged into your laptop. If that is the case, the computer will stay usable while the second monitor is plugged in.
     
  4. peejer thread starter macrumors member

    peejer

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    Thanks for some replies so quickly.

    1) Psychofreak: while the name "psychofreak" carries with it some slight misgivings :) I'll check out the program you mentioned.

    2) Blubbert: You are correct. The 2nd screen is actually a 25" tv. I did this last year and whenever I shut the screen the slide show stopped. So I had to put the laptop under a table with the lid open and hoped like heck nothing happened to it.

    Again thanks for the quick replies.

    PJ
     
  5. theman macrumors 6502a

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    if you close the screen and then attach a usb or firewire device (or maybe even the secondary screen) it will wake up from sleep with the lid closed. you can then just use it normally.
     

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