Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Use a MacBook with the main display off' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Use a MacBook with the main display off
Authored by: rainer3 on Jun 09, '06 09:48:54AM

You can actually do this a bit easier:

  • With your Macbook or Macbook Pro sleeping with the lid closed, plug in the external monitor (make sure external monitor is on)
  • make sure your Macbook or Macbook Pro is connected to its power supply
  • plug in a USB device
Your machine is now using the external monitor. At this time you can open the lid and it won't activate.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Use a MacBook with the main display off
Authored by: neocodesoftware on Jan 08, '09 10:06:14AM

make sure your mac is set to sleep NOT hibernate

these tips weren't working for me - until I realized I was hibernating!!!

good tip!

---
Neo Code Software, Design - Develop - Deploy mission critical web apps for SMEs to Fortune 500s, http://www.neocodesoftware.com

FileMaker, AppleScript, PHP /



[ Reply to This | # ]