Turning off Macbook Pro screen (lid open) with external monitor connected in 10.12?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by ArmouredGuitar, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. ArmouredGuitar macrumors member

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    #1
    Just upgraded to 10.12, have a slight issue here I am trying to figure out

    I have a macbook pro using a external display. In 10.11 I used to use a terminal command to disable the MacBook display and leave the lid open, leaving my external monitor to run the laptop. The terminal command was sudo nvram boot-args="niog=1"

    It seems in 10.12 that command no longer works and I v been digging around the internet to see if there is a new work around. But can't seem to find one. Turning to the forum for help

    Thanks,
    Ag
     
  2. airlied macrumors regular

    airlied

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    I didnt know about this terminal command. What I have been doing is opening the display just a slide to make sure the airflow is normal but not triggering the display on.

    and here is an app seems could disable the screen, but i dont know if it works on sierra.
    https://github.com/Eun/DisableMonitor/
     
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    I just close the lid. It is not necessary to let it stay open.
     
  4. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the MacBook is designed so that even when the lid is completely closed, you will have a good airflow going on.
     

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