Separate monitor with closed notebook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by titaniumdecoy, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. titaniumdecoy macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro and I just bought a separate monitor. Is it possible to set it up such that I can close the notebook and still use the monitor? At present it just goes to sleep when it is closed.

  2. 08mxkfx macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2007
    Try plugging in your monitor after you close the lid of your MBP. Works on my dads MB.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    What you're trying to do is called clamshell mode. Just plug in a mouse/keyboard, wireless ones work too. Then close the lid and click the mouse or type on the keyboard. make sure the monitor is connected ant you're set.

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