Closing mac lid vs putting to sleep??? VOL. Help me win this argument

Discussion in 'General' started by Renaldo Balkman, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Renaldo Balkman

    Renaldo Balkman

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    I put my mac to sleep by closing the lid.... Others say you need to click on the "apple" (top left) and select "sleep"....
    Are they both not the same thing?

    Can't one just close the lid and the laptop go to sleep properly?
     
  2. grizztheboss

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    I close the lid all the time without putting it to sleep, and the light blinks slowly.
     
  3. suckafree85

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    I always just close the lid. I only shut it off when I know Im not going to be using it for awhile.
     
  4. flipnkraut

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    What? Seriously, you need to stop talking to whoever those people are.
     
  5. tj detweiler

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    same !@#%
     
  6. eghckk

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    I just close the lid.
     
  7. sunny559

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  8. speakdatruf

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    yeah man its the same thing
     
  9. throwedindagame

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    The people you are arguing with are idiots.
     
  10. doosta45

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    i just close the lid on my laptop. occasionally if i see it running slow, ill shut it down completely or just unplug it and let the battery run all the waydown.
     
  11. bjamez20

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    so many of my friends put it to sleep before they close it. [​IMG] but whatever helps them sleep at night
     
  12. deletedelete

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  13. mjbetch

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    it's the exact same thing...

    sleeping and closing the lid.


    unless you have insomniax of course.
     
  14. jrdnsrnss

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    I've always just closed the lid.
     
  15. ac4three

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    I just close the lid.
     
  16. kb8sandiego

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  17. oo the roc oo

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    I just close the lid.
     
  18. putting in work

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  19. russ tha g

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    Depending on your settings, leaving the lid open without an active window (not sure the real term) open, it'll fall asleep on it's own. If I don'tjust walk off and let it do that, I just close the lid.
     
  20. sekim2detcidda

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    closing the lid enables the "snoring" mode as I call it where the light blinks slowly. Same thing I thought.
     
  21. nktran001

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    Close lid.
     
  22. new york yanks

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    same thing btw.

    there is a point to that light people.. when its blinking it means its asleep and when its closed and its still solid it means its going to sleep and youshould wait till it begins to blink to movie it or risk damages to the disk.
     
  23. kirbin

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    Same thing.
     
  24. tony ayooo

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  25. kingofthesouthga

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    if mine isnt plugged in and sometimes ill just close the lid and come back a few hours later and it will be dead. sometimes it will be perfectly fine. imconfused?????