Killing mirrored macbook display

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  1. editedby macrumors newbie

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    I have my macbook (new black one) connected to an external display in mirroring mode, how do I disable the macbook display while on the external monitor.
    THANKS
     
  2. Silent!Avenger macrumors newbie

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    The way I do it is to close my MBP, then click my wireless mouse to wake it up while its closed. And Viola, I have an external display running w/o my MBP displays on. Once in this mode, opening your MB shouldn't turn on the display either (as long as its still plugged in to your monitor). If you want both screens on again, press detect displays again.

    EDIT: This is all under Leopard.
     
  3. editedby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    It works, although I have to go into settings, and readjust colors from 256 to millions.
    I was under the impression that closing the Macbook would cause it to heat up, is this correct?
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    The heating on the iBooks I believe was a problem if you ran it in closed mode. While there'll obviously be some slight heating, the Macbook's vents/fans release heat from the back of the computer (where the speakers are), so there should not be any heating issues :)
     
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