6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 6:58 PM by Linc Davis
appuse Level 1 Level 1

How  can I simply close the lid and keep listening to music. I find would find it quite ridiculous if I need to plug in anything external just for that. thanks.

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5

    There are programs out there that perform the function that you are seeking, but it is highly recomended that most users do not use them. When Apple created "Clamshell Mode", which is a means to have the computer stay active when closed, they did so in a manner that would ensure that a keyboard be actively connected. This was to help make sure that a running computer would be far less likely to be accidentally slipped into an enclosed case, whereby it may overheat with no suitable ventilation. Yes, I know it's not perfect safety, but they try.


    I use Caffeine, ALL THE TIME. However, I know of no setting by which it will still permit the computer to be active while closed. You close the case, and even with Caffeine running and engaged, the MBA goes into sleep. I kinda think that Apple would frown on an app in their App Store circumventing the normal actions of sleep mode and clamshell mode.

  • appuse Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, but those options don't address the problem.

  • appuse Level 1 Level 1

    lol - hmmm, pretty bad forsight on Apple's account. Next time, let the user decide what he wants to do with his machine.

  • appuse Level 1 Level 1

    Oh yes, nothing personal, but I have a hard time buying those reasons.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    I think this is a bad idea and I would never use it, but it answers your question:




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