Clamshell mode


    Oct 23 2018 | 10:34 pm
    The sight of a laptop on stage in some settings is becoming a little faux pas. (I don't care but knowing your audience is a smart thing to do) and I'm wondering if there's a way to force clamshell mode while running max without an external monitor attached. It would make my rig much smaller as I could stack my midi controllers on top of my closed laptop.
    In general it'd be nice to be able to run max on a pi but hey.

    • Oct 24 2018 | 12:52 am
      The Aiding Alien Raja to the rescue.
    • Oct 24 2018 | 8:23 am
      Timely! I'm doing a gig in 3 days with a Mac mini and no monitor, mouse or keyboard. I'm flat out till then, but maybe we could compare notes soon?
      Oh, and I heard several years ago that it's best to keep an eye on temperature when running a laptop with the lid closed.
    • Oct 24 2018 | 6:01 pm
      Actually it doesn't seem to work!
    • Oct 25 2018 | 7:18 am
      This scripts can turn sleep completly off :
      sudo pmset -b sleep 0; sudo pmset -b disablesleep 1 or on : sudo pmset -b sleep 0; sudo pmset -b disablesleep 0
      You can make apple script or bash command to run the script whenever needed, like do shell script "sudo pmset -b sleep 0; sudo pmset -b disablesleep 1" password "xxx" with administrator privileges replace "xxx" with admin pass Not tested on mojave ... AND You need some sort of fan control to keep MacBook cool. I use smc and few strong fans blowing at the bottom to keep it cool for hours even in sommer where air temp gets > 35 - 40 °C
    • Oct 25 2018 | 10:05 am
      oh this is useful Thank you so much!!!!
    • Oct 25 2018 | 10:35 am
      You are welcome. Let me know if You need smc and scripts to control the MacBook fans...
    • Oct 25 2018 | 10:52 am
      I wonder if I flip the computer over if the heat dissipates quicker.
      Edit: discussion: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/88982/any-reason-not-to-run-my-macbook-pro-upside-down-in-clamshell-mode
    • Oct 25 2018 | 11:14 am
      I would not count only on that. at least increase the internal fans speed- I use smc binary and selfmade scripts to control speed, You could try smcFanControl if You don't want to mess with that, it uses same smc binary. https://github.com/hholtmann/smcFanControl/releases P.S. shell download link is :
      http://expr-i0.net/shell_170717.zip You can check on github that there was no changes since
    • Oct 27 2018 | 12:39 am
      did you guys know that the mac app store will not allow apps which disable sleeping when lid is closed? not sure if it is only yet another silly policy or a serious warning not to close lid when the machine is possibly running at 100% CPU, but i would be a bit careful with that.
    • Oct 27 2018 | 4:44 am
    • Oct 27 2018 | 3:21 pm
      now we know why there are "360 degrees" or detachable laptop monitors.