The lid of a portable computer, and anything pertaining to the lid sensor, which senses whether the lid is open or closed.

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Windows 8: How to Lock (not sleep) laptop on lid close?

If my laptop is connected to power source and is not configured to sleep on lid close (it is connected to power source and is working, I don't want it to sleep. It's compiling my code) if I close the ...
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Automatically lock screen on lid close in Windows 7

I'm a longtime Linux user, and I just recently got a laptop that runs Windows 7. I recently stepped away from my workstation for a few minutes, and returned to find, to my horror, someone else sitting ...
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Close lid option “Do nothing” absent

I just unpacked my new Sony Vaio, with windows 8 pro installed. Everything is nice, so I tried setting my power management options. The "When I close the lid" option only list: Hibernate Sleep ...
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Task scheduled to wake laptop - only works when lid is open

I am running Windows 7 Starter on an Acer Aspire One laptop. I want my laptop to automatically run a task (backup the HDD to a network drive) once a week in the middle of the night. I scheduled the ...