Macbook/Macbook Pro "On ButtoN"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jodders, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. jodders macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Hi there,
    If i bought an Apple Laptop,and hooked it to an external Monitor, to turn it on, would i have to open up the laptop to press it on or on an apple Keyboard, there is a button you can press?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    yes you would have to open the laptop and press the power button.

    but why would you use the laptop closed with a display anyway?. if you use extended desktop mode you can have two screens! then you can just press the power button to shutdown/boot while already open.

    but you shouldnt really have to shutdown a mac all the time. OS X is stable enough to run months on end. just use sleep as it uses hardly any power and you can start where you left off instantly.

    there is no power button on the apple keyboard but the keyboard shortcuts command-option-eject and command-option-eject will sleep and restart OS X respectively.

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