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Hi, just wondering if i can run my lappy with the screen in the closed config, but hooked up to the telly with Vid out. Will it still function? can i turn off the standby mode when i close the screen?

 

cheers

oh its 1 .5ghz G4

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I've never seen this work with Dell or Toshiba laptops. Sure, you can tell it "Do nothing" when I close the lid, but it won't output video once you shut lid.

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Yeah I've never seen it work either you could just leave it slightly open?

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Yes.

However you need to be using a keyboard.

 

Plug in wireless USB or USB keyboard (may work with BT, but idk)

Shut lid

Hit key on keyboard (usually enter)

???

Profit

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Yes.

However you need to be using a keyboard.

 

Plug in wireless USB or USB keyboard (may work with BT, but idk)

Shut lid

Hit key on keyboard (usually enter)

???

Profit

 

The man is pure genius.

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Yes.

However you need to be using a keyboard.

 

Plug in wireless USB or USB keyboard (may work with BT, but idk)

Shut lid

Hit key on keyboard (usually enter)

???

Profit

I think this type of quoting really needs to stop.

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NP mate, if you have a BT keyboard, let me know if it works.

 

I'm like 99% sure that the BT circuits power off on a closed laptop though :/

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NP mate, if you have a BT keyboard, let me know if it works.

 

I'm like 99% sure that the BT circuits power off on a closed laptop though :/

You're 99% wrong.

 

System Preferences -> Bluetooth -> Advanced -> Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer

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You're 99% wrong.

 

System Preferences -> Bluetooth -> Advanced -> Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer

Wow, that's awesome :)

Cheers brains.

 

It's not on by default though, is it? Because I was pretty sure I tried it a few years ago.

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Yep I've used the wireless bluetooth to power on a sleeping mbp for the reasons of the OP.

 

Mind you I'm that lazy I just leave the laptop open and turn down the laptop display since it's quicker :)

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I've never seen this work with Dell or Toshiba laptops. Sure, you can tell it "Do nothing" when I close the lid, but it won't output video once you shut lid.

I can do that with my toshiba through vga out... i do it all the time, just plug a usb mouse and keyboard in shut the lid and use my big screen

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