Mini DisplayPort to HDMI

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Juugo, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Juugo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Sorry if the question is stupid!

    If we turn a macbook pro to a monitor outside is possible to work with the lid closed, locks the monitor just outside? :confused:

    Thanks for Listening! :)
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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  3. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    I think he means he wants to use the macbook with the lid closed, i.e. start playing a movie with the output to a tv and then close the macbook... I think

    I don't know the answer though, as I use an iMac.
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it's possible to use it closed and hooked to an external monitor. I beleive you need to execute a Terminal command to set the preference to not sleep the machine when you close it. I suggest a Goggle search.
     
  5. andrew8404 macrumors regular

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    #5
    Yes it's possible and no you don't need a terminal command.
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    Simply connect the monitor and use an external mouse and keyboard to control it. When you first close the lid, it will go to sleep (although I found in Lion it switched without sleeping for me, not sure if that will be consistent behavior yet or not), and you can then wake it up with the external keyboard and work only on the external display.

    jW
     

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