MBP + ACD: close the lid, what happens?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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    How do you tell the MacBook Pro to output to the Apple Cinema Display when the lid is closed rather than go to sleep? I know you can use the ACD as a secondary screen OR as the only screen with the MBP lid closed. Is there a setting somewhere for this?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If you have an external keyboard & mouse attached, and are plugged into a/c, it's automatic.

    With the lid closed, just wake the MBP with the mouse or keyboard (they can both be Bluetooth, if you like). The external display will become the main display.
     
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  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Just for the record... ;)
     
  6. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    You covered it man.

    Lets be honest, some people wouldnt get the point if it hit them in the forehead. Not the OP necessarily, just sayin!
     

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