How To Close Mac Laptop And Use Monitor?

Can I close my MacBook Pro and use external monitor?

You can use an external display or projector with a Mac notebook while its built-in display is closed.

This is known as closed-clamshell or closed-display mode.

How do I keep my MacBook on an external monitor when closing?

Enabling Clamshell mode allows you to close the lid of your computer while its connected to an external display, without putting your computer to sleep.

  • Click the Apple menu, select “System Preferences,” and then choose “Energy Saver.”
  • Set the Computer Sleep and Display Sleep sliders to “Never.”

How do I close laptop and keep monitor on?

How to Keep a Closed Windows Laptop Awake

  1. In the System Tray (bottom-right corner of the screen), find the Battery icon.
  2. On the left of the Power Options menu, select Choose what closing the lid does.
  3. You’ll see options for the power and sleep buttons.
  4. Click Save Changes and you’re good to go.

How do you use MacBook when closed?

How to turn on the MacBook with the lid closed

  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click Energy Saver.
  • Click Schedule.
  • Now click beside Start Up or Wake and choose the days and times you want your Mac to start up.