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According to the docs, to use an external monitor as the sole/primary display device, I can close the lid on my MBP. To wake it up I can either press a key on my bluetooth or mouse.

Therein lies my problem. I am using an external USB apple keyboard and a logitech M705 mouse. Both of these devices don't seem to be able to wake up my MBP.

Any idea?

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why not just use both? why turn down the free screen real-estate? –  XAleXOwnZX Jan 15 '12 at 7:27
    
Using the macbook closed can cause heat build up if ur running ur macbook at high load constantly –  XAleXOwnZX Jan 15 '12 at 7:29
    
Personal preference I suppose. Also, using 3rd party aero snap software doesnt snap my folder/programes to the edge of my right screen on my external. –  super9 Jan 15 '12 at 8:04
    
Have you tried cinch? It does the same thing and it works only both my displays just fine –  XAleXOwnZX Jan 15 '12 at 8:12
    
lol lack of aerosnap justifies not using a whole second monitor at all? :O –  XAleXOwnZX Jan 15 '12 at 8:12
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