Macbook hooked upto display

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  1. wartnig macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    If i hook a macbook upto a display, does the macbook need to stay open? or can i close the lid? (I will be using bluetooth m and kb.)

    Are there any settings i should use to optimise my use or this setup?

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    #2
    You close the lid, Macbook goes to sleep and then you can wake the Macbook using the bluetooth keyboard or mouse. Make sure in System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced that the option for allowing bluetooth devices to wake the computer is enabled.

    If you don't want to have to wake the Mac from sleep, download Insomnia.

    And no, you don't need anything special in terms of configuration or settings to optimise it, other than setting the native external display resolution while only the external display is on. :)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #3
    Change your energy saving settings so it won't go to sleep when you close the lid
     
  4. wartnig thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers for this guys! great help! I am getting the cinema display tomoz! Can you utilise the macbook display also, so you have duel display...?
     

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