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Originally Posted by KartRacer 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...
02-17-2012, 02:31 PM #41
Press the 'brightness' key until the screen goes off.
It takes about 2 seconds to go from full brightness to off.
Quicker than going into the system preferences and switching off the screen if there was an option to do so there.
02-17-2012, 02:46 PM #42
02-17-2012, 02:56 PM #43
Yup, that is true, but... If someone were to be using an external display, they might aswell plug the MacBook into the mains at the same time, They don't exactly need to be portable in this setup
02-19-2012, 05:02 PM #44
If Windows XP could make something so simple so easily, then there's no reason OS X can't. It's complete ******** to not have this option. Windows 7 automatically turns off the internal display when I plug my monitor cable in, there's nothing I have to do. It's set in the display preferences to do that automatically and there is absolutely no reason OS X can't do this. None. Apple needs to fix this glaringly stupid problem and give ME control of my computer and stop making dumbass decisions to show off "features" they add.
Last edited by KartRacer; 02-19-2012 at 05:05 PM.HK-Z™ on Game Center
02-19-2012, 05:35 PM #45
I don't know why Apple have chosen not to have a feature like this but I'm sure they hadn't just 'forgotten' to put a something like that into OSX. There must be a reason for it. We all know Steve Jobs had an explanation for everything he did or didn't do with Apple devices and software.
My only guess would be that a MacBooks main purpose is mobile computing, hence being portable and all.
Wanting to plug it into an external display and run graphic processor heavy games on it probably isn't what Apple intended it to be used for. We all know you don't buy a Mac to play games on. So having a function to disable the screen would seem rather pointless. But saying that I can't imagine it would take much to implement it.
02-19-2012, 05:43 PM #46HK-Z™ on Game Center
02-19-2012, 05:58 PM #47
I haven't had any experience with a Thunderbolt display (I only plug my Air into my Tv via VGA to watch films online or films that won't play through iTunes) but if it struggles with Apples own cinema displays then that is a worry! Aren't they meant to be able to 'daisy chain' multiple Thunderbolt monitors/devices together? Maybe only the top end MacBook Pros can handle that?
Hopefully when Mountain Lion comes out with the AirPlay mirroring function it will be a smooth experience and work with NoSleep, Otherwise I'll be a bit disappointed!
02-19-2012, 06:12 PM #48HK-Z™ on Game Center