newbie question on macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gr81mgbgt, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. gr81mgbgt macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    I know this may sound really stupid......forgive me.

    How does the Cinema display work with the macbook? If you hooked it up and closed it the macbook, will everything all go on the cinema display and act like a desktop computer?

    Or will i have to look at the notebook instead of the monitor ?
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    yes, the macbook will act like a desktop if you close the lid. it will go to sleep, but if you jiggle the mouse, it will wake up in closed-lid mode.
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    You can operate your MacBook with the lid closed (a.k.a. Closed Clamshell) using the Cinema Display (sweet) or another display (usually cheaper) but you'll need an external mouse and keyboard. Here are instructions on how to do so. -GDF
  4. gr81mgbgt thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Thanks very much.

    So when closed clamshell (display closed), everything will appear on the monitor just as if you were on a iMac?
  5. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51

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