MacBook with external display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by northy014, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. northy014 macrumors regular

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    How can you make it so that when an external display is connected to a macbook, and you close the lid of the macbook, it keeps running (haven't received either macbook or display yet, so forgive me if it is obvious). Thanks.
     
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    You need an external keyboard or mouse or both in order to wake it from sleep once closed. I believe the bluetooth keyboard and mouse also wake it from sleep but I can't confirm that.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    waking with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse can be configured in Keyboard & Mouse preferences. also the power cord has to be plugged in to run MacBooks in 'closed lid mode'.
     

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