Macbook 2016 - Prevent sleep with lid closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bleomycin, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. bleomycin macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Has anyone found software to prevent the computer from sleeping when the lid is closed and on battery power that works with the new early 2016 macbook?
  2. Picapau21 macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2015
    On the MBP if using a an external monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse then the laptop does not go to sleep with the lid down. I'm sure the same thing applies to the Macbook.
  3. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Have you checked caffeine for Mac?
  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    i use insomniax. works great. i use it to listen to internet radio with lid closed.
  5. wetcanvas macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2014
    caffeine works to stop the mac from going to sleep with the lid open however i find it doesnt work with the lid closed. What does work for me on my mb air is a program called nosleep. that actually stops the mac from sleeping with the lid closed.
  6. andrewpa macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2017
  7. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    Keeping you awake is nearly perfect... If you are looking for a Caffeine substitute.
    Works like a charm, the menu bar icon is retina-ready, and it is simple to use.

    But, sadly, this is not what the OP is looking for. Neither Caffeine nor KeepingYouAwake are going to prevent sleep when closing the lid. But, if you connect it to an external display, and plugged to the power, it won't go to sleep when you close the lid.
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  9. Treyhunna macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2017

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