Mac OS Lion handles External Monitor better [video]

Mac OS Lion handle External Monitor on Macbook Pro better!

I’m not sure about how you guys think about how Mac OS Snow Leopard handles external monitor, but I feel they can really improve it. Mac OS Lion handles external monitor way cooler.

On Mac OS Lion, external monitor won’t go to sleep, if you close your Macbook’s lid, it will automatically switch the primary monitor to your external monitor, which is much cooler.

Check out the demo video below:


  • Reply Antonio Bustamante |

    Hey there! Well, this is just a feature change. At the beginning, I thought it was a bug. Because of my way of working, this is quite inconvenient for me. When I close the lid, I want the whole system to sleep. Do you know how to change this to the previous behavior?

  • Reply Jing Xue |

    +1 inconvenient! I could of course do Apple->Sleep but I still think that this is more of a bug than a feature. 🙂

    • Reply tobiascai |

      Hi Chao,

      I doubt there will be any fix for that. Maybe someone will write a script to return the behavior back to Snow Leopard style

So, what do you think ?