I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate.

But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , the lid start to open a little bit so the laptop start itself ....

i don't want to do nothing when i open the lid , however i want to manually press the power button so the laptop have to wake up from sleep/hibernate mode.

I look at the power settings but there is no way to configure action when the lid is opened.


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    You should specify the OS you're running, the laptop make/model and manufacturer. Each laptop is different. There is probably a magnet or button embedded into the monitor's bezel that triggers sleep/wake when you open or close the lid. – abnev Feb 5 '16 at 12:27
  • @abnev sorry i forgot to mention it but i have added as a tag ... ok it's windows 7 , but also i have the same issue in ubuntu but i do my work most of the time in windows 7 – The Beast Feb 5 '16 at 14:33

In Windows OS: Go to Control Panel → Power Options → choose how the lid behaves.

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    I can choose how the laptop behave when the lid is closed but not when it's opened !!! – The Beast Feb 5 '16 at 14:34
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    Have you tried setting 'close lid' to 'do nothing', this should stop the opening wake from happening. Same topic as here superuser.com/questions/778169/… – Cand3r Feb 5 '16 at 14:42
  • @Cand3r yes that exactly what i want to do thanks ... Don't know why windows haven't included this option ! – The Beast Feb 6 '16 at 19:30

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