Separate monitor with closed notebook

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

  1. titaniumdecoy macrumors member

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 08mxkfx macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

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    #2
    Try plugging in your monitor after you close the lid of your MBP. Works on my dads MB.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    #3
    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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