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If I have my MacBook plugged in to a monitor, can I close it?


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I'm going to be buying a 13" Pro in a few days and I have an external monitor question. If I have my Mac plugged in to a monitor to watch a movie or Hulu, can I close it? Will it keep playing or will it Sleep?
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Your machine will sleep. You can always wake your machine up again with the lid closed by either removing or plugging in a USB device but that isn't a good idea as part of the cooling of your MBP will be done through the keyboard.

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I think you can also set it to not sleep when you close it, if I am not mistaken.


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Thanks for the help. I'll play with it when I get it.
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