Use AIR closed with external keyboard etc?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Gator Bob, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Gator Bob, Aug 10, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011

    Gator Bob macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    Where or in what menu do I set up my new Air (my 1st Mac) to run with the clamshell closed, with an external display, keyboard and trackpad?
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    There is no configuration needed. Just plug your stuff, close the lid, then wake the computer up by either using the mouse or keyboard.

    If nothing appears on the external monitor (rare case), open back your lid and press Alt+F1 on your MBA keyboard, then click "Detect monitors". Try again and it should work.
  3. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    I'm not sure if it's on by default or not but there is a checkbox under the Bluetooth advanced settings to allow bluetooth devices to wake the computer which needs to be checked.
  4. Gator Bob thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011

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