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I was expecting to find another option in my laptops power management when I close the lid, but all I found is those 3 options:

  1. Do nothing
  2. Sleep
  3. Shut down

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In an old ThinkPad running Windows 2000 I recall having a 4th option: Turn screen off.

Is there a way to accomplish that in a modern Lenovo laptop (model 2015) running Windows 8.1?

  • What happens if you click Change settings that are currently unavailable? – DavidPostill Feb 6 '15 at 8:13
  • @DavidPostill If I click Change settings that are currently unavailable nothing that's relevant to turning off screen happens. All this does is un-gray-out require password, sleep in power menu and lock in picture menu options. Not what I am looking for. – Introspective Feb 8 '15 at 0:50
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Answering my own question, thanks to Google, Yahoo answers for Windows 7 which I tried on my Windows 8.1 laptop and verified it works:

Do nothing means "turn screen off when closing lid".

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