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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
What about with a MacBook Pro? Any tips?
And I'll answer my own question, though this is only for people who are using it as a desktop replacement and hooking it up to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Closing it puts it into sleep mode, but if you're running on AC power with an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse, just click the mouse to wake it up.
It could run down your battery if it keeps running while closed or if you put it in a case it could overheat and fry the laptop.
I think it's weird that they've never bothered to put in an option to simply power down the monitor without powering down the actual laptop when you close the lid.
Clearly many people don't want the computer to completely power down or stand by when they shut the lid, but there is no point in having the monitor still on drawing power when the lids closed...
Just a thought.
Go to settings and set it to stay on when the lid is closed.
If the questioner's Toshiba laptop is anything like mine (Satellite Pro L10)it may not work as described. Whatever settings I try, closing the lid puts it into hibernation. Worse, if I hibernate it and then close the lid, it toggles it back to life again (which might be a solution, of course)!
Thank you so much for that,
i have been searching for ages as my downloads for my products are cutting short.
Well Thank you again.
Plus with windows vista:-
you could go on your power icon in your bottom right side of you screen.
right click on the poer icon and go to power options. Then go to what if my laptop closes its lid(This should be on the top left side of your screen) then click on do nothing on all drop down menus.
And there you have it.
Or you could use the start bar power searcher and add in "power options" then use that.
Thank you again James Davies,
Linea-Soft "copyrighted 2007 - 2008"
hi. i am able to make my laptop 'Do Nothing'. but when i peek inbetween to take a look the screen is still on. is it possible if i want the laptop to continue to 'Do Nothing', but have a blank screen to save power. there is no 'Blank Screen' option in my window.
"How can I keep my laptop standby with the lid closed?". Please note that in the "advanced" option of "power properties" there is just one offer: "do nothing"! If so, can't I keep it standby?
I use my laptop “FUJITSU P1610” with a GPS when I'm Flying. and need the computer o
ON all the time so I have set in power settings not to do anything as long as it is plug in. Any way the computer goes into a different mode that does not show the GPS but the starting screen and I have to restart it back by moving the mouse or use the keyboard and putting my fingerprint in again.
How can I avoid that.
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