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Can iTunes play with lid closed?

92961 Views 36 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2013 7:38 AM by marks4java RSS
  • BlackMeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to ben174)

    Unfortunately the solution of "shutting the lid and waking the system up" won't work if you are trying to use your iPhone to operate iTunes or at least it didn't for me, the library disappears from the iPhone remote list; Also, I can't see using a blind bluetooth device, keyboard or mouse, being that helpful, except if you have already set up a set playlist.


    However, since this original post, InsomniaX now automatically turns off the screen for you as you shut the lid. I was happy to donate a few bucks for this very useful piece of SW.

  • s.w.a.g.g. montser Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2012 6:54 PM (in response to iHarley)

    just download it and it works great!!!


    thank you

    iHarley wrote:


    I've used InsomniaX to disable sleeping.
  • CaseyM.Dennis Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2013 11:02 PM (in response to iachieve)

    I know under system preferences i can set my macbook pro to were it doesnt sleep, you do this by opening system preferences, go to energy saver (light bulb), then uncheck the put the hard disks to sleep when possible.

  • hgri89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to iachieve)

    Just thought i'd put my 2 cents in for why i'd like to be able to use itnes when the lid is closed, I use my 2012 Mid macbook pro to listen to music and do web browsing etc and I catch public transport alot so when im changing modes of public transport or something id like to be able to close the lid and keep the music playing because id be opening it up soon enough like 10 min to max of half hour, and well since i have made my macbook pro only use the nvidi card when realy needed it pretty  much lives on the Intel gpu which is built into the cpu and stays realy realy cool so overheating wouldnt be an issue. Though on the other hand if im not playing music i would of cource prefer that it went to sleep as per usual. Another feature that would be nice but not compulsory would be if i pulled out the headphones it should just pause the music and go to sleep as per normal. I have an LG p1 laptop that i use to do this with and it never heated up to much when i used it in this way.

  • sartajkadian Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2013 5:47 AM (in response to iachieve)
    visit the above link and download the nosleep app!!! i use it as well!! u will be able to use itunes and evrything else will run just as it does with the lid open!!!! only difference beingh that the brightness is set to zero

  • Yawkor Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2013 7:16 PM (in response to iachieve)

    iachieve, complete unadulterated empathy. Exactly the same position. The PC laptop does this particular thing well and we are spoiled by it. Mac, while it performs far better than the PC and knows better than its users do, missed the boat on this one. Oh well. I'm still with it, lid open.

  • marks4java Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 28, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to iachieve)

    I also just installed NoSleep (sartajkadian's post) and it works as billed. Simple and effective.

    Haven't used for a long time yet (like to watch a full-length movie), but see no reason it wouldn't work.

    Would like to see it in the Mac App Store, but it is billed as Adware/virus free on the Google Code page, so looks pretty legit.

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