rMBP : Close lid and keep HDMI out working?

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  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Using a rMBP I plugged in a 1080p HDTV via HDMI.

    In display prefs I set output to best for the HDTV 1080P mirroring.

    Then I wanted to play a 1080p video and close the rMBP lid but it goes to sleep?
     
  2. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Plug in external mouse or keyboard to wake it up.
     
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's the only way, don't want to carry a ext KB and mouse... ?
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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  5. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks will try.

    Without the no sleep app,
    Is there a way to toggle the internal display off when connected to another display?

    Not just the brightness turned down but actually only use the external display so no resources are wasted mirroring?
     
  6. EatingApples macrumors member

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    Watch this video :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdMlnvG4z0g
     
  7. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Set a hot corner to put the display to sleep, then just move the pointer to that corner and the display will go to sleep instantly.

    I also use the NoSleep app to keep my stuff awake with the lid closed.
     
  8. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great suggestions. Thanks everyone.
     
  9. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Another option is Insomniax. I had this app for a while, and it works great!
     
  10. sharky25ant macrumors member

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    read this article. it's the best way to use external display:)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131
     
  11. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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  12. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use InsomniaX before NoSleep, lack of updates and incompatibilities with newer versions of OS X made me switch. The dev's site hasn't been updated in 7 years and even though a newer version was supposedly released earlier this year it still sounds like it doesn't work right, based on reviews anyway.
     
  13. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Worth mentioning, that on battery, it will never switch to clamshell mode, it will just sleep.
    You need both power adapter and external mouse or keyboard connected for it to work.
     

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