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Prevent sleep with display closed on ibook??

Message #1 - Posted 2005/08/05 - hdknight

I'm sure this is here somewhere, but I came up empty on the search query. How (if there is s a way)do you disable the ibook from going into sleep mode as soon as the display is closed? I don't care if it goes to sleep after the timer runs with the lid closed, but I want to be able to keep playing music with the lid shut. Thanks

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/08/05 - Shawn Hirn

Previously, hdknight wrote:

I'm sure this is here somewhere, but I came up empty on the search query. How (if there is s a way)do you disable the ibook from going into sleep mode as soon as the display is closed? I don't care if it goes to sleep after the timer runs with the lid closed, but I want to be able to keep playing music with the lid shut.

I don't think this is possible. Your best bet is probably to leave the lid open a bit.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/08/05 - pailface88

There is a hack that will allow this although I don't know what it is called as I have never looked for it.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/08/06 - Clark Martin

Previously, pailface88@yahoo.com wrote:

There is a hack that will allow this although I don't know what it is called as I have never looked for it.

Screen Spanning Doctor, a web search should turn it up.

It's primary function is to allow the LCD and an external display to function as two separate displays. But IIRC it also allows you to close the lid and keep it awake. But there is the caveat that it looses the cooling though the keyboard.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

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