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awake with lid closed
Authored by: karenwallace on Jan 28, '04 12:00:57PM

Apple seems to presume that we want to close the lid and run it for hours that way. I would like to be able to close it and carry it down the hall without losing all my network connections and remote desktop windows. Instead I'm carrying an open laptop, which means I can't use that arm for anything else.



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awake with lid closed
Authored by: aranor on Jan 28, '04 12:52:07PM

No, I think they're well aware of why people would want this feature. However, there will always be people who *will* close it and forget about it, and break their computer by leaving it that way for hours, and then they'd get mad at Apple and perhaps sue them (hey, if people sue Apple over the fact that batteries don't last forever, they'll sue over this). I think Apple made the right decision in not making this available.



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awake with lid closed
Authored by: r0adrage on Jan 28, '04 01:22:42PM

I do want to close my powerbook and run it for hours that way.

I want to keep iChat running while the lid is closed. If someone messages, I can reach over and open it up, but while I'm not actively using it, the screen and keyboard are protected (from my pets, in particular). An open laptop is such a huge target.

It would also make my powerbook available via Rendevous for XCode compilation.. I have a 1.25Ghz G4 sitting here, which could cut a huge chunk out of compile times, if it wasn't always asleep.

Every non-Apple laptop I have ever owned has been able to run with the lid closed, and none of them have ever overheated. That feature alone isn't enough for me to dump OSX for linux on x86, but it is probably my #1 gripe over Apple laptops.



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awake with lid closed
Authored by: mivok on Jan 28, '04 02:45:53PM

For some network connections - most notably ssh connections in the terminal and my jabber IM client (I don't have any other connections left open) I can close the lid for up to 10 minutes (I haven't tested exactly how long, I just open the lid and am surprised to see I can still type in my ssh connection) and still keep the connection.
I'm connected via airport extreme and through an adsl router if that would affect things - obviously the ip address would need to stay the same between the two locations of the laptop as well.



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