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Keyboard and mouse question with Macbook pro


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Hi everyone,
I am wanting to know if I connect a keyboard and mouse via USB to a macbook pro and output the signal via monitor out (to a bigger monitor) can I close the macbook without it going to sleep and use it as a "desktop"?
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Yes, the macbook will go to sleep whet you close the lid, but then you just press anything on the USB keyboard and it wakes up as a desktop pc! I use my mbp this way and its fine.

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excellent, thanks, i'm wanting to use it for editing - sounds ideal.
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