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Do downloads continue when lid is closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? If I close the lid on my Macbook Air (OS X 10.5.8), will it continue downloading files - say from ...
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Can I disable Mac sleep mode even when lid is closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) with Mountain Lion installed. Is there a way to prevent my Mac ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from going to sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I would like to prevent my MacBook Pro (2009 version) from going to sleep when I close it. I can do ...
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Run MacBook Pro with lid closed [duplicate]

Is there a simple setting to allow a MacBook to continue running with the lid shut? All signs that I found pointed to no supposedly due to concerns about overheating, but when docked, a MBP is able ...
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How do not lock/sleep MacBook when you close the laptop lid? [duplicate]

I would like the MacBook not to sleep and or lock when closing the laptop lid. I would like to lock and sleep it only manually. Any ideas on how to do it?
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Use caffeinate to prevent sleep on lid close on battery

The native caffeinate utility is not working to prevent my macbook from sleeping when I close the display. Instead, the system sleeps and various network services ( VPN, screenshares, VOIP calls, ...
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How do I require password prompt EVERY time I close my MacBook's lid?

This doesn't seem to always work. Also (perhaps related?): when I close the lid of the laptop when it's connected to the Thunderbolt display, how do I make the display go black? Basically, I am ...
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Can I change the action that occurs when I close my laptop's lid?

Is there any way to change what happens when I close the lid of my laptop? Do macs have the option of hibernating vs. sleeping like PC's do? If so, which of these is the default behavior when I ...
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How can I prevent my Macbook Pro 2011 from going to sleep when I close the lid?

This is not a duplicate of this question as it does not work: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I have a Macbook Pro 2011. I want to be able to close the lid ...
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How can I keep a macbook running when the display is closed?

I bought a macbook pro retina 13" few days ago. I have never had a mac before and I don't know where can I set the computer to keep running when I close the display. The laptop came with os x 10.8.4. ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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Is InsomniaX working on Mavericks?

It seems to me that InsomniaX, a utility to let a MacBook stay awake when the lid is closed, is not working on Mavericks. Can anyone confirm for me?
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Ignore “prevent sleep” request from a specific app

I sometimes have the problem that my macbook won't sleep, even with the lid closed. After some investigation I tracked the problem down to Spotify app; when the app is open, even if no song is playing,...
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2answers
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Ensure MacBook Pro is fully asleep when travelling

I have a 13" Mid 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I carry around my MacBook Pro in a backpack. I tend to close the lid to put it in sleep mode before putting it in the backpack. ...
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MacBook Pro with lid closed goes back to sleep right after scheduled wakeup

I'm trying to run an app from crontab at 3 in the morning. My 2010 MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.5 is usually turned off at this time of the night, so I'm setting Energy Saver's scheduled wake up ...