In Snow Leopard, it was possible to have your laptop open, running an external display, but have the laptop’s display off. This had the big advantage of all the GPU power being used to run just the external monitor, and also meant that you could run your external at its native resolution. But for some strange reason Apple disabled this feature in Lion. So now the only way to do this was to close the lid on you laptop… which often results in over-heating. Thus to get back to the joys of a cool laptop and open that lid, use this following hack, which was posted on the Apple support forums by user chenga.8.[Macworld via Apple Discussions]. Read More…
This is surprisingly easy to do.
1) Purchase and download Lion from the Snow Leopard App Store.
2) Run it once its finished (should open automatically)
3) Click continue, and then agree to the license terms (don’t forget to spend the next 3days reading them first)
4) Your now on the important screen, by default your internal drive that has SnowLeopard will be selected as the install destionation.
BUT you should also see a “Show all disks” button. Click on this and then select your USB drive. Read More…