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How to keep external monitor on after opening laptop lid

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by timmo567, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. timmo567

    timmo567 Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop which is connected to an external monitor through a HDMI cable. Sometimes when I'm using the external monitor for watching a movie or playing a game I close the laptop lid. If I need to type for a second, when I open the laptop it automatically changes from the external display to the laptop display. This sometimes crashes certain applications and games. I would much prefer if it didn't automatically change my current screen when I plugged in a HDMI cable or when I opened the laptop lid. Is this possible?
     
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    Change the power option setting to do nothing when you close the lid.

    Control Panel - Power Options

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  3. timmo567

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    Hi that option is already set. When I *open* my laptop lid the display automatically switches from my external monitor to my laptop screen. I want it to stay on my external monitor
     
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    Is it the same no matter how you set it up - to Duplicate or Extend displays?
     
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