When we are away from our office, we first close the lid of our laptop, then we leave. It is mainly to keep the eyes indiscreet of the screen. However, that does not mean that we have turned off the laptop. It is always possible to keep your laptop running with the lid closed. Why would you do that? Maybe you have some background tasks to perform and should you keep the lid of the laptop closed. So let's see how to keep the laptop running with the lid closed under Windows 10.
Run a laptop with the lid closed in Windows 10
You can keep the laptop running and the monitor turned on even after locking the laptop screen by selecting Do nothing in the Power Options. To keep the computer running with the lid closed, open theRun'Dialog box, type powercfg.cpl in the box and press Enter. This action will instantly open the Control Panel's Power Options applet.
When the Power Options applet appears on your computer screen, selectChoose what the lid does'Highlighted link in blue.
Click on the link to go to 'Power and Standby Buttons and Lid Settings ».
There, just look for theWhen I close the lid'Option.
Once found, select 'Do not do anything& #39; for both & #39;On the battery& #39; and & #39;Plugged'Options.
At the end, press the buttonSave changes& #39; button.
Then even if you close the lid of the laptop, nothing will happen.
Form the above; we can conclude that, like previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 also allows its users to configure the tasks of a PC during the period of inactivity or closing the lid. Three actions can be undertaken.
- Hibernate – As the name suggests, this action places your Windows 10 computer in hibernation mode when you close the laptop cover.
- To close – This option triggers shutdown processes and stops your machine if no unregistered data is present. In case, some applications would still be running; it reminds the user to save them before proceeding.
- Do not do anything – When you decide to follow this procedure, Windows simply does not do anything even if the laptop cover is closed. It stops all useless activities but continues to work.
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