What, you mean like my mac mini where it's connected to a keyboard a touch pad 
and the network and power,

 Screen what screen?

 I don't need a screen and if someone else did I have an HDMI cable to my tv 



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From: 'Janina Sajka' via MacVisionaries <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com> 
Sent: Sunday, 11 March 2018 7:26 AM
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Subject: Re: having mac not go to sleep when closing lid?

It would be both accessibility friendly and eco friendly were the external 
monitor requirement to be dropped. Why should we burn fuel to power a device we 
don't use?

Seems this could be another configuration option under Voice Over.

Janina

Alex Hall writes:
> I'm not concerned about this, because closed clamshell mode is officially 
> supported by Apple. I have to think, then, that they take heat into account, 
> or they wouldn't let users have this mode. Here's the official article for 
> closed clamshell:
> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201834
> 
> --
> Alex Hall
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > On Mar 8, 2018, at 00:23, Simon Fogarty <si...@blinky-net.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Yeah but then you have to be aware of heat disapation up through the 
> > keyboard Now if you close the machine and still have it running then 
> > you have heat hitting the closed screen  and causing heat build up 
> > in the keyboard screen region of the device,
> >  
> > It’s not something I’d vbe recommending.
> >  
> > From: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com 
> > <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Alex Hall
> > Sent: Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:56 PM
> > To: 'Chris Blouch' via MacVisionaries 
> > <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com>
> > Subject: Re: having mac not go to sleep when closing lid?
> >  
> > 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.
> > 
> > --
> > Alex Hall
> >  
> >  
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > On Mar 7, 2018, at 00:40, M. Taylor <mk...@ucla.edu 
> > <mailto: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
> > 
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> > <mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com>] On Behalf Of The wolf
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 PM
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> > 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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