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    whitehorse84's Avatar
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    Feb 28, 2010
    Hollywood, CA
    15" 2.4ghz i5 Macbook Pro
    macbook pro retina and hdmi out
    hey guys and gals..

    wanted to watch a few flicks on my big screen off of my new MBPr.

    I've hooked up the display via hdmi and went into the preferences and selected audio out of HDMI, but is there a way for me to close the lid on my MBPr and keep the link active? can't seem to figure this out.. I guess it's not a big deal leaving it open but it would be nice to just close it up while the movie is playing.


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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    How to operate my Mac portable computer in "clamshell mode": LINK

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    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2012
    i would just always be cautious when doing this with hd movies. never want to risk overheating. just a point of thought

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