I'm trying to use my laptop (mostly to play videogames) through my phone while I'm away with Parsec, however if I close the lid the screen turns off which causes the framerate to drop to 1 and the PC also stops taking any inputs. I can't leave my laptop open while I'm away for various reasons.

I've tried:
gpedit.msc - Select the lid switch action
Device Manager - changing ACPI lid driver to Volume Manager

Googling the issue didn't yield many more results, as people usually want the screen to turn off.


  • Does the computer sleep when you close the lid (since you wrote "the PC also stops taking any inputs") or did you disable that? – ispiro Mar 5 '19 at 21:26

I'm answering what seems to be the question from the question's body: "the PC also stops taking any inputs". This is how you prevent the computer from sleeping when the lid is closed: (if the question is about the screen itself - it looks like you've already seen the answers to my question here. I can just add that at the time I asked that question, I ended up giving up on it :( .)

  1. Right click on the battery icon in the system tray
  2. Power Options
  3. Choose what closing the lid does (on the left)
  4. "When I close the lid:" (click on the appropriate dropdown)
  5. "Do Nothing".
  6. Click the "Save changes" button.
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  • I believe this still shuts down the laptop screen but prevents the laptop from sleeping/powering off etc – krizajb Jul 28 '19 at 20:59

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