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  1. #1

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    Apr 23, 2007
    Macbook 2.0Ghz, 1Gb of ram, 80gb hdd, OSX Tiger.
    Closing macbook questions
    I have a few questions about what happens when I close my macbook.

    1. When I close my macbook, but still have it on, it closes my internet connection. This can be annoying while downloading seasons of shows from iTunes. Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing?

    2. Can I have it so when I close my macbook it logs me out kinda like windows so applications still run or is this not possible?

    3. Can I set it so upon turning on my macbook it goes to the login screen instead of auto logging me in, I do have a password set. I'm the only account on my laptop but I don't want my roommates turning it on and using it without me knowing.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    The reason why your Macbook's internet connection turns off is because when you close the lid, you're putting the computer to sleep. There is no built in option to turn this feature off, though there is a program called Insomniax that lets you close the lid without putting the computer to sleep.

    I personally don't know how you can do the second two, but I was actually thinking about it the other day. I'll wait for somebody else to answer the question more definitively

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    KoDorSean's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 03, 2006
    Denver Colorado
    2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo MBP, iPhone 5, iPad 3
    I don't suggest you use any program that keeps your macbook "awake" when you close the lid.. If you do make sure and read all the warnings.. It could just be a fluke but two weeks after I started to use insomniax my HDD was fried.. I was not thrilled when I had to fork out $140 on a new 120gb HDD.

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    Stretch's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    To turn off the auto login, open System Prefs, and go to the security tab, and check the box next to Disable AUtomatic Login
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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    Quote Originally Posted by StretchR View Post
    To turn off the auto login, open System Prefs, and go to the security tab, and check the box next to Disable AUtomatic Login
    I don't think that's what he means.

    To the OP: System Preferences > Security and check "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver".

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