Stay awake with the lid closed?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by boomhower, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. boomhower macrumors 68000

    boomhower

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    I'm still new to OS X and trying to figure things out. With Windows there was a setting so the notebook didn't go to sleep when the lid was shut, it just kept humming along. Is there a setting like this somewhere in OS X? I would like to keep my airplay going on the Apple TV with the lid of the notebook shut.
     
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

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    There is no such setting in OS X since Lion, but with this app it's possible: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep
     
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  4. boomhower thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Be careful, Apple machines are designed to be thinner and quieter than their PC counterparts, which means they often run a bit warmer.

    I've had trouble with running Mac laptops closed in the past. They don't die or anything, but I certainly noticed a performance hit as the system scales back as it desperately tries to keep itself from overheating.
     
  6. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Good point (which is why I also quoted the OP), I wouldn't recommend using this app and running the laptop in clamshell mode when doing heavy lifting that makes the computer run hot.
     
  7. boomhower thread starter macrumors 68000

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    All I'm doing is using AirPlay to stream video, I can't imagine that would require to much heavy lifting but I'll keep an eye on it.
     
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