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Keeping extended setting when closing laptop lid


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#1 Bartek1

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:50 PM

Hi everybody,

 

I have been searching for an anwser for over a week and I am quite desperate now.

 

I have a Lenovo 120S-11IAP Winbook (ideapad), running Windows 10, and connected it to my external monitor. There I choose the extend option and it works fine. However, when I close the lid, everything from my laptop screen jumps to external screen.

 

What I wanted to know is: How can I ensure that, when I close the laptop lid, both screens stay independent and that programs do not jump from one screen to another?

 

 

 

Thank you in advance and really appreciate the help.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Bartek


Edited by Bartek1, 31 March 2018 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:40 AM

Have you tried the Power Options  'choose what closing the lid does' settings and setting it to 'do nothing'?

 

This should work but would leave your machine on  :(



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

Hey Opera,

 

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, that option has been tried out and it does not work. :(.

 

I will continue to search, maybe there is a software or something that will help. 

 

Thank you again. Should I get an anwser, I will post it here.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:00 AM

Hey,

 

So this is what I came across for Windows 7:

https://superuser.com/questions/88548/prevent-monitor-switching-when-closing-laptop-lid

 

Should this help some people, I am glad. For Windows 10 ( AT least for me) it doesn't.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:56 PM

Does good, old fashioned hibernation not work?

 

If you haven't tried setting the ability to hibernate back to on and the setting for closing the lid to "hibernate" I'd definitely try that.  Your whole system state should be saved to disk for a true hibernation.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:53 PM

Hey Britechguy,

 

Thank you for your response. I have tried that as well and for me it just goes to hibernation and I have to turn my laptop back on.

 

I tried the reg key LidAlwaysOpen = 1 but that didn't work out. If it worked for Win 7 there should be a way for Win 10 but alas, so far no luck.

 

I know there is a solution :).

 

I will try tomorrow again and see if anything pops up.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:16 AM

I'm really not understanding what it is you are trying to accomplish here.

 

Typically, when one closes the lid on a laptop one wants to do one of the following to the machine:  sleep, hibernate, or shut down.

 

Sleep should keep all of your settings and awake as soon as the lid is lifted (or very shortly after you open it).  Hibernate should keep all your settings but requires you to hit the power button to cause the machine to come back on and load its prior system state from disc (which can be a very rapid process if you have an SSD).  Shutdown, if Fast Startup is OFF, will have the machine turned off and when you power it up it powers up from scratch and, if Fast Startup is ON, should retain your previous system state (all settings) but will not retain your user state (the specific programs you had open).

 

What version and build of Windows 10 are you using?  You might want to try:


Edited by britechguy, 02 April 2018 - 10:18 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

Hi,

 

No worries, I will explain it again.

 

So I have my laptop and external monitor connected, and placed it in extend mode. When I close my laptop lid, everything that was on my laptop screen switches to my external monitor. I don't want that. I want to keep my word document, that is displayed on my laptop screen, stay with my laptop and not migrate to my external monitor.

 

But the laptop is programmed that, when the lid closes, all programs, etc. are migrated/moved to external monitor.

 

This is the best I could describe it. I guess its not a common thing that people ask.

 

Thx for the responses anyways.


Edited by Bartek1, 02 April 2018 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:05 PM

Bartek1

 
A possible workaround...
 
Tap Windows Key + P, set PC Screen Only Close the Laptop.
Tap Windows Key + P, set Extend to resume using the Extend Monitor.
 
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

Hey Old Rocker,

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

Unfortunately it doesn't work 

 

Anyways, sooner or later something will come along. I guess the problem is that the laptops have somewhere programmed that when the lid closes, it is out of function. I will try some things with the registery and see if that will fix.






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