Wake MacBook Pro with external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dakotaspurs, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. dakotaspurs macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I have a MacBook Pro that I want to use at home with an external monitor, but just using the monitor and not with the laptop open.

    At the moment, I can use the monitor fine with the laptop slightly ajar, but with my old MacBook I could have it completely closed and still use it.

    Does anyone know what settings I need to have to enable this?

    The screens are already set to mirror, so it's not that. I also have it set to ask for a password on waking, which may be the issue, but I need to be able to log in to the MacBook Pro, with it closed, on the second monitor.

    Thanks in advance.

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