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How to disable Macbook Pro internal display when using external monitors

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13" (running Lion - OS 10.7.4) which I use with a dual external monitor setup. I have two 21" LCDs that I use as external monitors. One uses the built in Mini Display ...
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How to disable the Macbook internal display and only use the external display on Snow Leopard?

Preferably without having to reboot etc, use magnets, or open/close the lid + waking it via USB peripherals I would like to have my MacBook display in "projector only" mode. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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How do you change the behavior of the power button in Lion?

On my Macbook Pro, whenever you press the power button it goes into sleep mode. How do I change this to do nothing?
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Completely disable the power button on my MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, Mid 2015 running macOS Sierra 10.12.2. I want to completely stop my power button turning off, sleeping or restarting my device; I have already tried other solutions such ...
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0answers
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Disabling MBP display with external monitor connected in Clamshell Mode

I have a very similar problem to mikekmcguire's question about clamshell mode. When connecting my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009 | 5,3) running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) to an external display in clamshell mode, ...
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1answer
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Disable Macbook internal display

I own a Macbook Pro 13 2017 (2 thunderbolt ports), and I would like to disable the internal display when an external monitor is connected to it through USB-C. I have ruled out the following Turn ...
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1answer
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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3answers
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Can. MacBook Pro run in closed-display mode without physically. closing the lid? [duplicate]

I have two external monitors with my MacBook pro. I'd like to keep the MacBook lid open for speaker quality - listening to music, but have the same result as it would be closed with external monitors. ...
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Disable power button on 2015 MBP

Me and my friends like having a laugh together and as part of that we turn each other computers off and spam tabs till the computer crashes. Is thee a way how to disable the power button on my MBP ...
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1answer
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User fingerprint sensor to control media playback

Is it possible to use the MacBook Air's fingerprint sensor to control things like media playback? I haven't seen anything about this, so I decided to ask here. My guess is that Apple's T2 chip blocks ...