Doug Stewart on 20 Nov 2011 19:11:36 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Run macbook pro with lid down

Try `sudo pmset lidwake 0`. Theoretically that disassociates lid
close/open events from suspend mode.

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Paul L. Snyder <> wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Nov 2011, Paul Walker wrote:
>> I want to use my macbook pro as a software synth with a midi controller,
>> but I'd love to be able to run it with the lid shut, out of a suitcase or
>> something (with ample breathing room... maybe vented!). I think that having
>> a laptop glaring at people during performances would kind of wreck the
>> mood. Anybody know how to disable the kill switch so I can leave the
>> machine running after I shut it? Perhaps disable some I/O from the command
>> line?
> When I was using a MacBook Pro, there was an app I used to prevent it from
> going to sleep when closed...I think it was probably this one, but I can't
> remember the name for certain:
> Definitely be very careful about was an issue with the MacBook I
> was using, and I think it'll be a lot more of a concern if you're putting
> it into something enclosed.
> Paul
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