sleep mode question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kenadon, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. kenadon macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    probably a stupid question, but should I always close the lid of my macbook pro if I want it to go to sleep mode, or is it okay leave it open and go sleeping automatically? thanks!
  2. Darby67 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    This comes under the heading of whatever floats your boat. Either way, no worries.
  3. kenadon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    ok cool! I was wondering something along the lines of heating issues or the programs not fully quitting, but it makes sense when it's all the same. :)
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Doesn't really matter. Closing might protect the Mac better in case of some stupid accident.


    SLEEP means, that all active content in the RAM just stays there, in the RAM, and only the RAM is powered during SLEEP. Thus no CPU is used. No need to quite applications for letting a Mac sleep.

    Btw, this may be helpful:
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need to leave the lid open for cooling purposes, even while running, as Mac notebooks are designed to run in clamshell mode with the lid closed. There is no venting through the keyboard. All venting is at the rear, near the hinge.
  6. Aliascognito macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2010
    If you want to make the MacBook sleep the same way as closing the lid only instantly, you can try one of two things that will lead to the same conclusion:



    Apple Menu > Sleep
  7. kenadon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011

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