listen to music on macbook with lid closed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JosephEsquivel, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    by default you cant do this as shutting the lid puts the macbook to sleep. you can use insomniax to prevent the macbook from sleeping when you shut the lid and it will continue to run.

    but keeping the macbook running while the display is closed isnt a very good idea as there could be some heat issues if the cpu is under a fair load. just plug in the macbook, set the computer to never sleep and set the display to sleep after a few minutes in the energy saver prefs or if your using leopard set a hot corner to turn off the display.
  3. friarbayliff macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2004
    MN / IN
  4. knowclose macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011

    InsomniaX made my mac act up a little but after uninstalling the app it came back to normal, any other app suggestion?

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