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  1. #1

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    Dec 01, 2009
    Macbook (Leopard)
    Using External Screen - Close Macbook Lid
    I have a Macbook and I am using an external screen. While using my external screen I never use the Macbook screen and feel its sorta a waste to have it on. Is there a way to disable the Macbook screen and just use my external screen?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    No, not without doing modifications to your MacBook. Just continue to operate it in clamshell mode (top lid closed). But when you do, it's best to keep the machine elevated from the rear off your desk or table. That will allow better cooling while the top lid is closed.


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    Member Since
    Oct 06, 2008
    Yeah, I just close the lid of my MacBook Pro while it's connected to my external monitor. I figure that way it's less wear on the screen also.

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    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2009
    Macbook (Leopard)
    Thanks for the tips. Its much appreciated.

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