Anyone know what is causing the problem? If you plug in the keyboard and close the lid, then press any key on the keyboard it might wake up. For another cool menu bar app, , which temporarily overrides your screen saver and energy saver preferences to keep your screen awake for a predetermined amount of time. A clean install of El Capitan seems to have fixed it! It seems whenever I close the lid to my Air, it disconnects from the WiFi so downloads pause. I did some googling, and there are a couple of apps that seem to do what I'm looking for, one being InsomniaX, and the other being NoSleep. By itself, a MacBook can run when closed with the help of a third-party app. Apple made a deliberate decision that the machine would sleep when its display was closed, to protect itself against the all-too-common dimwit user who would, if it remained awake when closed, be certain sooner or later to toss it into a bag or backpack without any air circulation and incinerate it.
When you see your MacBook's desktop on the external monitor, you can close your MacBook and it will keep running. Has anyone used either of these apps, are they safe to use? I want comments to be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read. The task will continue and the screen will stay off. Here's an old article that helped me solve a similar problem with my MacBook. Step 3: Use It Once you've successfully launched InsomniaX, a small crescent moon icon will be added to your Mac's menu bar. When I close the lid of my Toshiba notebook, the internet stops, meaning that if I want to download stuff, the lid always has to be open, which is really annoying. This subreddit is not endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc.
Personally, I'd prefer my MacBook's lid to be closed while relaxing and listening to music. Still doesn't sleep when I close the lid. These belong in the beta subreddits listed below. Then navigate to Control Panel and click it. This has two or three options: Stand by the default , Hibernate if you have hibernation enabled and Do nothing. I know it has been a while since I posted this thread, but to anyone else who could be having this problem. Also, I don't like having to enter my password in after momentarily packing up my laptop to go to the next room or local coffee shop even though I should.
I'd also be curious if disconnecting from the internet turning off Wi-Fi and disconnecting wired networking before closing the lid would cause it to sleep when it should; if that works then we've narrowed down the possible culprits. If you have a downloadmanager, it will pause the downloads, but it will not keep downloading the files. Select the desired option and click Save changes to save the settings. Comments that do not — typically off-topic or content-free comments — will be removed. Then you can make changes the settings by clicking the two drop down boxes.
If you would like to work with your lid closed, I suggest you connect an external screen or try software like , which will keep your Mac awake when the lid is closed. Waking up from sleep isn't slow on my Mac, but it isn't immediate either. When it is done, please click Save changes button. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't end this post with a warning: Running your MacBook while it's closed could lead to it getting too hot. Comments indicating you've not read the article will be removed. This is an icon of a wide awake face with red eyes. It adds a little light bulb to your top status bar that lets you change the sleep settings whenever you wish.
Open the SmartSleep application and click on the farthest of the four icons in the application's toolbar. I have noticed that recently my Mac has not been sleeping when I close the lid. Windows includes a fairly robust, if somewhat confusing, array of power management options. Personally, I would rather go with the following app. If you'd like to view their content together, click. Then closing the lid or just letting it be there won't put it to sleep. I would go into Internet Accounts in System Preferences and, for each account, uncheck anything you're not using.
Nope, closing the lid will automatically sleep your Mac. This option is ignored when used with utility option. I haven't been there in a while so I didn't know until today. Start with search, at the top of the page. The default configuration for most laptops these days is to go into Standby, or even Hibernation, when the laptop is closed. Any help would be appreciated! I suppose it'll have to be something the genius bar, clean install, or software update can hopefully sort out.
Of course, you can have a try if your Windows operating system is Vista or Windows 8. Connected to an external display, it can run while it's closed and act like a. The dead giveaway was the fact that I could be playing music, close the lid, and the music kept playing. By using the Disable Lid Sleep for. That will open the installation.
Email addresses, phone numbers and such will be removed. If the display is off, this option turns the display on and prevents the display from going into idle sleep. Your Macbook will now not go into sleep mode unless or until you turn off the setting or shut down your Macbook. See also the for more information. If it works fine in another user account, then you know that the problem lies in the account that you're using.
For this reason, keeping the lids open seems to be really troublesome when they take their laptops to other places. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. It's designed to go to sleep when the lid is closed, which of course terminates all network connections and processing. The command used in this article pmset -g assertions still works in Yosemite I haven't upgraded to El Capitan yet. I purchased Office from Online so I just want to make sure it works when I do the clean install.