That said, there is closed clamshell mode. If you connect power, a screen, and 
a keyboard to your Mac, it will stay active when closed, though presumably, its 
screen will turn off. Note that, if you don't have enough sight to need a 
screen, you can pick up a dummy unit that will trick the Mac into thinking 
there's a screen. I got one on Amazon for $15 a few years ago and it's still 
working perfectly. I now have it, a keyboard, and power plugged into a hub, so 
I can simply connect a single cable to my Mac and it will run when I close it. 
It's a good setup if you use an external keyboard and want extra room on your 
desk.

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Alex Hall




> On Mar 7, 2018, at 00:40, M. Taylor <mk...@ucla.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hello Hank,
> 
> Are you certain that you do not want the Mac to go to sleep upon closing the 
> lid?  
> 
> Were I you, I would not want the screen to remain active when in physical 
> contact with the keyboard.  The heat buildup could cause damage to the unit 
> and, in fact, may become a fire hazard if the ambient temperature is too 
> high.  
> 
> For your safety and the safety of the unit, I strongly recommend that you 
> either don't close the lid or, continue to let closing the lid, put the Mac 
> to sleep.  There is a definite reason why having the Mac go to sleep is the 
> default behavior of the OS.
> 
> Mark
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of The wolf
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 PM
> To: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com
> Subject: having mac not go to sleep when closing lid?
> 
> Hello how do I tell the mac to do nothing when I close the lid?
> 
> it keeps wanting to go to sleep on me.
> 
> Hank
> 
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