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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 13, '08 11:23:41PM

Please don't risk scratching the screen. You can logout and still put the Macbook to sleep. If your vague "network login" is some sort of background daemon, you can even drop in to console mode after leaving the GUI, logout the network account, and still go to sleep. You can even remove the battery, enable auto reboot on power failure in Energy preferences, and then use the shell command "shutdown -u now", and toggle the power supply to boot it back up the next morning.



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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: robogobo on Sep 14, '08 03:54:30AM

Seriously, there are so many better ways to do this. Just put it to sleep from the menu and wake it from the external keyboard. A notebook consumes such little power during sleep (even less during safe sleep). Good god, man, don't tape a piece of metal to your machine.



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