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Signs off when I close laptop

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:17 am
by rsxboy
I have a Macbook and I use Adium. Whenever I close my laptop, it signs me off. Is there any way to fix this? Closing it puts it to sleep.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:35 am
by revolution
As you already said, closing the laptop puts it to sleep. This means it loses the internet connection so is bound to log Adium off. This is standard behaviour.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:10 am
by LuxuryChair
Yeah, there's no way around this except for downloading a program that will force your computer to run in Clamshell mode, which is considered to be bad for the screen.

I'm not sure exactly how bad - I run my computer in clamshell all day every day for the most part because I use an external monitor/kb/mouse. I only have it open when I need more screen real-estate for work - and I've never had an issue with it hurting the screen... but then again, my screen isn't on while I do this.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:55 pm
by m2e
LuxuryChair wrote:Yeah, there's no way around this except for downloading a program that will force your computer to run in Clamshell mode, which is considered to be bad for the screen.

I'm not sure exactly how bad - I run my computer in clamshell all day every day for the most part because I use an external monitor/kb/mouse. I only have it open when I need more screen real-estate for work - and I've never had an issue with it hurting the screen... but then again, my screen isn't on while I do this.
Sorry to get offtopic, but couldn't you just set the screen to turn itself off after a certain time period?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:09 pm
by LuxuryChair
Yeah, thats what I'm saying: people say its harmful to run in clamshell mode - but I don't know just how bad it is, really, considering you can have the monitor turn itself off in as little as 2 minutes.

Try googling around for it and see if you can find something that'll let you do it.

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:40 am
by ewanog

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:22 am
by df0notfound
LuxuryChair wrote:Yeah, thats what I'm saying: people say its harmful to run in clamshell mode - but I don't know just how bad it is, really, considering you can have the monitor turn itself off in as little as 2 minutes.

Try googling around for it and see if you can find something that'll let you do it.
Laptops distribute heat out of the case through the surface, covering this area will insulate this heat and potentially break it.


Would you cover your airvents too?
VERY bad idea

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:15 am
by LuxuryChair
df0notfound wrote:
LuxuryChair wrote:Yeah, thats what I'm saying: people say its harmful to run in clamshell mode - but I don't know just how bad it is, really, considering you can have the monitor turn itself off in as little as 2 minutes.

Try googling around for it and see if you can find something that'll let you do it.
Laptops distribute heat out of the case through the surface, covering this area will insulate this heat and potentially break it.


Would you cover your airvents too?
VERY bad idea
Like I said, I ran my powerbook for 2 years - on most of every day - in clamshell mode attached to a monitor. I never had any heat related issues at all - and the powerbooks ran a lot hotter than my macbook does now.

Am I the exception? yeah, maybe. Thats why I prefaced my story by saying it was just my personal experience.

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:02 pm
by Objectivist-C
LuxuryChair wrote:Like I said, I ran my powerbook for 2 years - on most of every day - in clamshell mode attached to a monitor. I never had any heat related issues at all - and the powerbooks ran a lot hotter than my macbook does now.
PowerBooks dissipate heat through their metal casings; iBooks/MacBooks don't, apparently meaning you get more heat rising through the keyboard / palm rest area.

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:16 am
by Zeremus X
I notice a lot of heat coming from the spot where the computer and screen meet. Right where it folds down, sorry I can't think of the word.

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:13 am
by TheSilverFox06
Zeremus X wrote:I notice a lot of heat coming from the spot where the computer and screen meet. Right where it folds down, sorry I can't think of the word.
Were you thinking of hinge or joint?