Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2010 7:27 AM (in response to ShreeV)I believe the setting you're looking for is in the display control panel or in the Nvidia control panel. There should be an option for 'do not sleep when display is closed' or something to that effect. It's in there somewhere because I use clamshell mode for Win 7 when I hook it up to my TV. Good luck.MBP 13" Mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Win 7, Ubuntu bootcamp/vmware
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2010 8:51 PM (in response to mkultraviolent)@mkultraviolent,
Thanks for the quick reply.
That seems to be a useful workaround, but I do not find the option mentioned in Display/ Nvidia control panel. However, I find an option in the "Power Options" which has a "Do Nothing" option in the combo box to select what "Closing the Lid" does. Is that what u are referring to?
Also, one problem in this approach is, if we do not sleep when the display is closed, that will keep the internal display (laptop's display) running in clamshell mode even after the lid is closed? (which will heat up the laptop badly).
The exact option I am looking for is, while the laptop is in sleep & lid closed state, connecting the external keyboard/mouse/monitor and pressing a key in the keyboard or moving the mouse should wake the computer from sleep. If this happens, the internal display won't be running. I am able to achieve this in OS-X.
In Windows7, I have a workaround by which I can almost achieve this result, wherein, while the laptop is in lid-closed, sleeping state, after connecting the external devices (keyboard/mouse/monitor), I open the laptop's lid for a fraction of second, quickly move my finger over the touchpad & close the lid again. This wakes up the laptop, & while it is waking up, Windows realizes that the lid is closed and that external devices are connected and gets into clamshell mode (I have verified that in this state, the internal display is not running).
This workaround was fine so far, but I got this hengedocks docking station for my macbook, and I am no longer able to use the workaround, because, after plugging my macbook into the docking station, I cannot open the lid. So, the only option is to make Windows7 realize that external devices are connected & wake up on external keyboard stimuli (Hence the question).
If my question is not clear, this video kind of explains what I want to achieve:
Appreciate ur help!Macbook Pro, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to ShreeV)Has anyone found a solution to this problem? I am having the exact same problem. It works fine in OSX, but not while using Bootcamp with Windows 7.Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to Brian McCord)If you unplug the external, or even it goes to sleep, how can you wake up the external/and or internal monitor with bootcamp/W7?imac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2011 11:39 PM (in response to media girl)I did it once, the same thing I did on OS X. Connect wireless keyboard and mouse and external monitor on MBP then it should make the ext monitor a secondary monitor, then close the lid. Then press enter or click on mouse and voila! Clamshell on windows 7/bootcamp but there`s a problem. Like I said, I only did it once. After that it doesn`t work anymore. and I got some problem with bootcamp after that too like, internal keyboard don`t recognize etc.Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to ShreeV)
Have you looked in Windows - Control Panel - Power Options and on the left: "choose what closing the lid does" - check it isn't set to suspend or hibernate - i.e. do nothing... I don't know about macbooks but every other laptop I've ever seen will switch off the lcd when the lid is closed regardless of this option - so the laptop screen should switch off - but leave the rest of the mac running.
If there isn't a lid option in power options, or things aren't working right - check you've got the latest graphics drivers installed in windows (i.e. go to intel, and/or* nvidia site- depending on which macbook you've got)
*if it's a new (2011) 15" or 17" macbook pro - you may need to install both...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to ShreeV)
I've been using my MBP running Win 7 in Bootcamp for almost a year, and about 80% of the time I have to use the method outlined above - plug in the external mouse, keyboard, and external monitor, then just open the clamshell a bit, touch the mousepad, wait 5 seconds, then close the lid and now it recognizes the external monitor fine. About 20% of the time it recognizes it without me having to do that.
I have tried probably every possible permutation (including researching Power Options to see what happens when the lid closes) but with no success. Hope somebody figures it out - Apple is probably motivated to make Win 7 a hassle so doubt it's their top priority.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to ShreeV)
If you want Standby mode to work again properly rather than just avoiding it, you might try replacing your Firewire drivers with the (free) ones from Unibrain.com. Texas Instruments (who make Apple's 1394 chipset) reccommend them. I'm using XP Pro with my 2008 MBP, but it would crash/reboot every time when I tried to use standby or hibernate in Windows (Mac side was fine). Using Microsoft's debugging tools, I traced the problems to the 1394 Firewire drivers. Apparently, the Microsoft ones suck (for just about everyone as they can run slow, etc.). As soon as I installed the Unibrain drivers and rebooted, the standby mode works PERFECTLY now. The drivers are for Vista and Windows7 also, so I'd imagine there's a good chance that the FW drivers are the culprit in them as well for standby issues. It's worth a try, anyway. The debugging tools are probably the only way to know for sure what the cause is if it doesn't work, though.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to ShreeV)
I have mine working this way not sure if this is close enough for what you want.
Go into windows power options and edit the profile and where it says what to do when you close the lid with the power on I changed this to do nothing it was on sleep
since the apple display must have power on in macbook air for clamshell mode this makes it behave the same way
i can even reboot into windows with the lid down etc but just like with osx you must have the lid open to turn on the power and i shut it just after the chime
the bluetooth magic trackpad works fine at this point too
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to seedybee)
You nailed it seedybee.
I had the same issue and now is gone.
I need the lid closed because I use two giant 22" monitors when I'm working at home. I only use the lid when I'm on the road.