macbook pro connected to external display

tjespo22

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Jun 27, 2007
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I connected a external monitor. How do i set it so when i shut my screen on my macbook pro the computer doesent go to sleep so i can use the external monitor. thanks

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Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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All you have to do is to wake the Mac after you've closed its lid by moving the mouse or pressing a key on the external keyboard. That's what I'm typing on right now. :)
 

siurpeeman

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2006
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listen to Blue Velvet, i'm doing the same thing. just make sure you have an external mouse and keyboard to wake your computer from sleep.