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OS 10.4 - How to turn off sleep mode on closing lid?


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How do i get my mac book pro to stop going into sleep mode when I close the lid?
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The only way I know of (without firmware hacking) is attaching a USB keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Then it won't sleep when closed.

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these will do it

sleepless/$10

http://www.alxsoft.com/mac/sleepless.html

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insomniax/free

http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo


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read the warning if you use these third party programs. I started using insomniax and 2 weeks later my HDD was fried.. It could have been a fluke but I think it has something to do with the program.


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yea ive been wanting to do that for a while...is there a way (without installing that crazy program) to get it so iChat doesnt set ur status to offline when ur computer goes to sleep?

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yea ive been wanting to do that for a while...is there a way (without installing that crazy program) to get it so iChat doesnt set ur status to offline when ur computer goes to sleep?
Nope. Unless you do what surfwax95 pointed out, you can't have the computer's network connection active when the machine sleeps.

Why would you want to remain connected to an instant messenger when you aren't actively using your computer anyway? Seems a little silly to me to have an IM app open, connected, and running if you are only going to put your computer to sleep. The computer is asleep, you aren't using it... why wouldn't you want your status to go to "Offline"? Anyway...it is kinda hard to chat online with people if the computer is shut and you aren't using it. :black:

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darn. well see i what constantly happens to me is i leave my away message up, leave the room, some people IM me, and then my housekeeper or anyone else walking through my room closes the lid, and all the people who IMed me now think i read what they sent, but i have no idea wat they said. its no big deal, just wish i cud make it keep my status as away.

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darn. well see i what constantly happens to me is i leave my away message up, leave the room, some people IM me, and then my housekeeper or anyone else walking through my room closes the lid, and all the people who IMed me now think i read what they sent, but i have no idea wat they said. its no big deal, just wish i cud make it keep my status as away.
tell your "housekeeper or anyone else" not to touch your things. and if they do you are going to rip off their arm and beat them with the wet end.
that should clear up the issue.


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I'm interested to know (apart from narf1899 who's already explained) why people want their Mac to stay awake when they close the lid? Nothing against it, just curious.
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I'm interested to know (apart from narf1899 who's already explained) why people want their Mac to stay awake when they close the lid? Nothing against it, just curious.
I have always wondered the same thing. :black:
If it is closed and you aren't actively using it, then what is the point of keeping the computer awake?

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I have always wondered the same thing. :black:
If it is closed and you aren't actively using it, then what is the point of keeping the computer awake?
The only thing that comes to my mind is folding or so you can keep a huge upload or download going.


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I'm interested to know (apart from narf1899 who's already explained) why people want their Mac to stay awake when they close the lid? Nothing against it, just curious.
Some of it I think it's just something Windows users are accustomed to. A lot of new Mac users seem to ask about this. Maybe it's just habit. Also, some people like the cleaner look of a tucked away machine?

"Well my old PC could do it, why can't my mac?" That was the first question that one of my friends asked me when she got her Macbook.

People like to come back to ichat/AIM with a slew of messages. Makes 'em feel popular? Important? Who knows? Nowadays, I rarely even use IM services since I'd rather text with my phone... or for important stuff... email (of course)!

Large downloads is a valid concern/point... or in the olden days (g4)... people who had shattered LCD's or laptops they wanted to use more as desktops may have preferred to close the lid and use the machine.


... but still... I think it's mostly a PC notebook habit... mostly.
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I heard that the heat generated by the processor escapes through the keyboard on Apple laptops and that if the laptop is forced to stay awake and the lid is closed, it can do some damage to the screen or something.

Anyway, found this: Mac Shutdown X.

Who knows, it might come in handy to some of you. :girl:
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with my usb mouse plugged in i just close the lid and click the mouse and it wakes it up...i don't even need a monitor or a keyboard connected.
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I like to keep it awake so I can convert files, especially since I have an Iphone. I'll put a VCD disk into the drive (I have several hundreds of these) and turn on my converter. I can't leave it open because I have two cats and I don't want to sit there and stare at it for the half hour (minimum) it takes to do each disk.
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