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migrate primary display between an external monitor and laptop when I open and close the laptop lid

how do migrate my primary display back and forth between an external monitor and my laptop when I open and close the laptop lid?

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Hi paulburek-1854,

Thank you for reaching out to us today.

You can configure the laptop lid close action settings in Power Options. Here’s how to use a monitor with your laptop closed:

Open Control Panel, go to Hardware and Sound and select Power Options.

From the left hand menu, select “Choose what closing the lid does”. Power options for lid closing open.

In the drop down options of “when I close the lid” select “Do nothing”.

Click Save changes button.

Now you can close the lid and still the display on the external display won’t be disturbed and the system keeps on running. This is the easiest way to run a laptop with lid closed.

Once this setting is configured, your monitor will not shut off when you close the laptop lid. The laptop will not go to sleep when you close its lid.

I hope this answers your question.



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