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disable my MB display while using an extenal LCD?

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eckndu Calculating status...
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Nov 9, 2006 11:22 AM
Hi, when i have a dual display on my macbook, and i close the display on the macbook, the computer goes to sleep, autimatically,
yeah, that's normal.

now, if i click on the BT mighty mouse, the computer wakes up, and since the internal display is closed, my MB goes into a single display mode on the external display.

so i am wondering if its possible to toggle that single external display without going to sleep, because i beleave it wont be a good thing for my mb.?

thanks!!
  • Michael Tirta Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2006 12:15 PM (in response to eckndu)
    Do you mean that you use expanded screen mode while the macbook clamp is open and on and changed to mirror (identical/single) screen when it closed or go to sleep.

    If that is what you mean, you can go to system preference and choose mirror display instead of expanded display, and the external monitor will show you single screen mode (mirror/identical) whether you close the macbook or not.

    Good Luck.
    eMac 1.25 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 1.5 Gb SDRAM, Expanded Dual Screen Monitor
  • BSteely Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2006 6:21 PM (in response to eckndu)
    Do you mean you don't think it will be a good thing for your MB to have it's lid closed while operating? If that is what concerns you, you can open the lid after the external screen comes on and the internal screen will stay off.
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    Nov 12, 2006 8:35 AM (in response to eckndu)
    If you place a small magnet on the edge of the palm rest just above where the Kensington lock hole is located you can do this. You can leave the lid open all the time but the MB will think it is closed all the time.

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