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  • BlackMeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    just download it and it works great!!!

     

    thank you

    iHarley wrote:

     

    I've used InsomniaX to disable sleeping. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211
  • CaseyM.Dennis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/
    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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)

    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.

  • MattScarp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ****

    Just black the screen and crack the lid.

     

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  • iHelpOS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey buddy, you can use the app InsomniaX for Mac if you wanna keep your macbook air/pro playing music even if closed with no need of external monitor!

    InsomniaX:http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22211/insomniax

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,475 points)

    iHelpOS wrote:

    Hey buddy, you can use the app InsomniaX for Mac

    This was mentioned a few times on the 1st page of this thread over 5 years ago...

     

  • DJSiLites Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It would be easy to put this feature in at Apples end with NO RISK of burning out a machine. I have used my MBP for many years connected to a cinema display in my studio in clamshell mode (with the lid shut and connected to external display and keyboard/mouse) and Apple have allowed this process which allows me to run Logic Studio as well as many Native Instruments plug-ins simultaneously as well as the other stuff I have running often taking machine loading up quiet high, which I am sure would burn out a machine far faster than IF it was going to happen than simply playing an mp3 file. I would like to add that I do use a little program to boost fan speed automatically to keep machine a little cooler as I know the cooler a computer runs the longer it lasts, and with the studio speakers turned up you can't hear fans running anyway. So why do I need to download anything just so I can play music with the lid shut to keep display off and battery life up instead of just changing a simple tick box that says "prevent system from sleeping if music playing when lid is shut"

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,475 points)

    DJSiLites wrote:

    It would be easy to put this feature in at Apples end with NO RISK of burning out a machine. I have used my MBP for many years connected to a cinema display in my studio in clamshell mode (with the lid shut and connected to external display and keyboard/mouse) and Apple have allowed this process

    Congrats!

    This was mentioned over 5 years ago in this very thread!

    So why do I need to download anything just so I can play music with the lid shut to keep display off and battery life up

    ???

    As you just noted you don’t need to download anything...

    instead of just changing a simple tick box that says "prevent system from sleeping if music playing when lid is shut"

    Suggestions to Apple here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • heygibson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Your sound would be muffled because your speakers would be covered by the lid of your laptop so there is no point.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,475 points)

    heygibson wrote:

    Your sound would be muffled because your speakers would be covered by the lid of your laptop so there is no point.

    No it wouldn’t.

    The OP pointed out (5.5 years ago) the sound is streamed to the Airport Express,.

  • heygibson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Your right, sorry

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