Use Windows 10 Laptop While Lid Closed

Do you use an external monitor, TV, or second screen with your laptop? Should be connected by using HDMI cable or VGA cable. I am sure, if you use this way, you really do not want to use your laptop screen when the second big screen is connected to it. But unfortunately you won’t close the laptop lid. By default, Windows is configured to go into Sleep Mode when you close your laptop screen (lid). By doing this, your laptop will go to Sleep Mode. I am sure, you want to know that how you can use Windows 10 laptop while lid closed?

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In Windows 10 laptop and older version of Windows laptops, there is a provision that you can use windows 10 laptop while lid closed. You can connect the external USB mouse and keyboard to your laptop and start using the laptop when lid is closed for better convenience and productivity. Hereby follow the steps to make settings in Windows 10 laptop lid settings:

Use Windows 10 Laptop While Lid Closed

OR Change Lid Settings

Step 1. Press “Win + R” to open Run Dialog box. Type “control” and hit OK to open Windows Control Panel.

Step 2. Navigate to the right-top and select View by: Category. From the drop down, select Large icons, and it will expand all the Windows control panel items for you.

windows control panel


Step 3. Look for “Power Options” and click on it to get the next screen.

power options

Step 4. On this screen, from the left pane options, click on “Choose what closing the lid does”.

Windows 10 laptop while lid closed

Step 5. You will see the Power and sleep buttons and lid settings window with option “On battery” and “Plugged in”.

By default, all the options are for “Sleep” for On battery and Plugged in. Go to the option “When I close the lid” and from the drop down, select “Do nothing” for both “On battery and Plugged in. Finally, click on “Save changes” button below.

Windows 10 laptop while lid closedAlright, that’s all need to do. Now if you connected any external/second screen to your laptop, you can access it even your laptop lid is closed. You can access everything in second screen by using an external keyboard and mouse. So above are the steps to use Windows 10 Laptop While Lid Closed.

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