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Originally Posted by bigbaba Obviously I was too discreet with my link. Here is an apple kb link: Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed)...
02-14-2012, 10:55 PM #21
02-14-2012, 10:57 PM #22
02-15-2012, 12:30 AM #23
One thing though, when using the word "facts" in that context you should put quotes around it.
You probably should take the time to gain a bit more knowledge about computers and not just blurt out what one of your buddies mentioned once while you guys were at the water cooler. Not sure that makes you qualified to go around fear mongering.
Oh and I'll just repost this article by Apple (size 5 fonts bold) that someone else posted:
Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display
02-15-2012, 03:38 AM #24
InsomniaX does this and has been around quite a long time, just sayin' :P
If you use your MacBook as a base computer but like to attach it to an external display, then you will appreciate this application.
02-15-2012, 04:25 AM #25
Say if you want to run iTunes with airplay to your hi-fi speakers but don't want your macbook open. You can still use the remote App on iPhone or iPad to control it.
and I think common sense will prevail when it comes to processor intensive activities, If your macbook gets very hot when open, running some processor heavy applications and your worried it might overheat when you close the lid... don't close it then! problem solved... Nobodies holding a gun to your head!
Some people forget they have a choice in what they do lol
02-15-2012, 04:34 AM #26
been closing my pc laptop for the past 5 years
02-15-2012, 08:54 AM #27
InsomniaX is better in my opinion. Does the same thing, has a cool status bar icon, and makes a noise when enabling/disabling no sleep mode.
02-15-2012, 09:20 AM #28
02-15-2012, 09:31 AM #29
IDK why your being rude? I'm purely giving advice that had happened to me just like that other dudes macbook. And got it replaced. So coming on here and seeing this.. Hell yeah im going to warn people. But if i'm wrong or you think im wrong, you do not need to be an *******. You can just say it in a nice way. OKay buddy. No one likes an *******.
MMI again disappointed in you. I legit cannot trust anything you say anymore. This isnt the first bad idea app you posted. Most recent one was enable Trim on SSD's.
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
02-15-2012, 09:58 AM #30
"The usefulness of NoSleep is open for discussion because if you want to let your computer run while you are trying to sleep, it is simple enough to merely reduce your backlight brightness to zero while the computer finishes what it has to do."
I've wanted to be able to close the lid and still stream movies to my Apple TV. Will definitely be checking this out. Thanks
02-15-2012, 10:48 AM #31
02-15-2012, 11:33 AM #32
You mean that there isn't a simple option to disable this? Lame. Windows used to default to "Do Nothing" for the lid sensor but changed it to enter sleep by default after power savings became a hot topic. This always annoys me because it is very easy to tell it to sleep when you want it to sleep and making that the default allows manufacturers to start making designs that will overheat if run while closed. If I'm downloading a large file, I might have to move the notebook. I don't want to be forced to do that awkwardly with an open notebook just because of some stupid setting that will interrupt anc cancel my download just because I closed the lid. Similarly, if I'm *only* downloading or listening to music and I happen to be on battery power, why would I want the display active at all unless I *want* to needlessly wear out the battery? I should be able to close the lid and continue downloading and listening. I remember when many laptops 10 years ago had speakers that would remain exposed when closed for this very reason.
02-15-2012, 12:24 PM #33
02-15-2012, 12:51 PM #34
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02-15-2012, 08:40 PM #36
This is a built in feature. Why does everyone keep saying its not? It's called "closed-lid operation" or clamshell mode.You don't need an external display or anything, it just requires that you have an external keyboard or mouse to wake the computer from sleep after closing the lid.
This is just a convenient app that allows you to run the computer closed-lid without any interruptions. Bad idea, and not useful for many people, but it's nothing new.
02-16-2012, 07:36 PM #37
02-16-2012, 08:41 PM #38
It still mind-numbingly STUPID that there is no setting in System Preferences that allows you to turn off the internal display when a MacBook is connected to an external display. Having to close the lid, wake it back up with a mouse or keyboard, and then open the lid back up is extremely annoying. Windows 7 does this no problem on the exact same hardware and there is zero excuse OS X doesn't have this, especially with the beautiful displays Apple sells. I could do this in XP and I know Terminal hacks are available but there's no excuse for that. I hate that about Lion!
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02-17-2012, 12:15 AM #39
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02-17-2012, 01:12 PM #40
PS I was talking about Laptops in my previous posts just realized this is not about laptops