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I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I use an external 1440p monitor/keyboard/mouse with.

Another question shows it's not possible to boot it without opening the lid. When I do this, all of my windows resize/move to fit the 900p internal display, messing up my work environment every time I bring my computer from sleep.

Is there anyway around this?

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    Posting this as a comment because my laptop is older than yours but if it's correct I'll make it an answer. With my 2007 MBP I can get it out of sleep by clicking a mouse button or key on my external keyboard with the lid closed. No problem. On a cold boot, I press the power button and then close the lid as fast as I can, and then it boots up on the external monitor with no ill effects. Do either of these work for you? – Brendan Feb 6 '14 at 20:18
  • Yes, this does work! :) – Joseph Lennox Feb 7 '14 at 16:51
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With my 2007 MBP I can get it out of sleep by clicking a mouse button or key on my external keyboard with the lid closed. No problem.

On a cold boot, I press the power button and then close the lid as fast as I can, and then it boots up on the external monitor with no ill effects.

Should work that way for any MBP!

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