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Windows 10 Laptop: Change what happens when you close the lid

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Tags:  Windows

In most Windows laptops, when we close the lid the computer goes to sleep. This behavior can be changed in the power settings.

Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.

Searching for Control Panel from start menu

Click on Power Options

Choosing Power Options in Control Panel

Select the option Choose what closing the lid does.

Power Options window with Focus on the lid closing option

Here you can specify what closing the lid does. It is possible to specify different behavior for when the laptop running on batteries and when external power is available.

Power Settings relating to the laptop lid