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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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Wake On LAN - wake laptop from sleep when its lid is closed?

I have set up Wake On LAN and I am able to wake my laptop when it's sleeping, but only when the laptop's lid is up, not when it's down/closed. There will be cases where my laptop will be sleeping ...
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Only wake pc if lid is open

Can I make my mouse only wake my laptop if the lid is open? If I forget to turn my mouse off, it wakes my laptop when moved, even when the lid is closed. This heats up the laptop, which I keep in a ...
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Lenovo Flex 4, 15.6 start laptop from sleep/Hibernate when lid is closed using power button

I have a Lenovo 2 in 1 Flex 4 15.6 inch with a power button on the side. Also I have a Toshiba universal docking station that the Laptop is connecting to it using USB. I am trying to wake the Laptop ...
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Lenovo Legion Closing lid does not move screen

I have seen similar questions but not valid resolutions. If there is an existing answer to this, please point me to it. I have been unsuccessful at navigating to the answer. I own a Lenovo Legion. I ...
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How do I keep my laptop on after closing it and then unplugging it?

Until the Windows 11 update, I had my power options set up so that my laptop would stay on when the lid was closed while it was plugged in. I could then unplug it and it would remain on, which I used ...
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Closing lid causes image to reset on external screen

I have been attaching my laptop to my TV for streaming (of things I can't get on my TV). I set the laptop such that I can close the lid and not put it to sleep. The problem is, when I close the lid on ...
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Cursor returns to center when using external screen and closing laptop lid

I have been attaching my laptop to my TV for streaming (of things I can't get on my TV). I set the laptop such that I can close the lid and not put it to sleep. The problem is, when I close the lid on ...
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Laptop lid must be closed and reopen to light on screen

Lenovo Y520-15IKBN (core i5 version without M.2) Model: 80WK I'm having this laptop model (running Windows 10 of course), several condition here before proceed: Pre-story background about problem:...
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Sleep When I close the Lid - reverts to Do Nothing

I set my Dell Latitude 7490 Laptop to Sleep when I close the lid: Choose what closing the lid does Sleep However, some time later, as briefly as a few hours, without restarting, updating or any other ...
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Energy consumption drops after closing/opening lid on a notebook with both Nvidia and Intel graphics running Windows 10

My notebook (Lenovo Z710) has an Intel i7-4800MQ and an Nvidia GT 745M, so it basically has two graphics adapters. It is running Windows 10, using the latest drivers (I tried, however, older ones, too)...
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Acer Aspire 3 laptop randomly turns off monitor and goes to sleep

For a long time my Acer Aspire 3 laptop running Windows 10 randomly switches off the screen or goes to sleep. It seems to happen mostly when I'm typing. Looking in the Event Viewer I would see a ...
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Windows 10 stopped locking, sleeping and turning off the fans at all

My laptop with W10 stopped turning off the fans in sleep mode or lock unless i shut it down. I think that it's because something interrupts the sleep process and so it never is fully asleep, so it ...
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Is it wrong to use a laptop with the lid closed?

Recently I decided to use my laptop with an external monitor and I always use it closed-lid and enjoy. :) The question is: Is it wrong to use a laptop closed-lid? I mean problems like overheating ...
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Execute Script/Program on when Lid is opened on Laptop on Windows 10

Is there any way to execute a script or a program on a Windows 10 laptop when the lid is opened (assuming the screen is not locked and a user logged in)?
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Cursor comes back to center

Just a little background before I start the question: I have set the power management settings such that whenever I close the lid of my laptop, it won’t go to sleep and it works perfectly fine. Now, ...
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Colors change on external monitor when I close laptop lid, Windows 10

Help! I have an external Benq monitor attached to my Dell laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 5567). When I close the lid on the laptop, the colors change drastically on the monitor. They aren't correct. The ...
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Only keep laptop power on when second screen is plugged in

My current home setup consists of my laptop plugged into my monitor. I have changed my power settings to keep my computer turned on when I'm plugged into an outlet and close my lid. But when I'm away ...
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How do I disable the double mouse cursor in Teamviewer?

I'm seeing a double mouse cursor when using TeamViewer. It happens whenever I move the mouse. It's like there's a mouse trail or a slow mouse. Why is it that? How do I get rid of it?
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Windows 10: How to Lock (not sleep) laptop on lid close?

If my laptop is plugged in I want closing the lid to automatically lock the computer, without putting it to sleep. I don't see an option to do this in Power Options: Is there a hack to achieve this?
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How does Laptop Knows After shutdown that lid was opened?

After I shutdown my laptop completely and when I reopen the lid its turns on automatically so, I believe the laptop is not shutting down completely because otherwise how does laptop knows I opened the ...
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Windows 10 laptop does not wake with external keyboard and mouse when lid closed

I use a Windows 10 laptop connected to an external monitor, as well as a wireless USB keyboard and mouse. I have configured the laptops's lid so that is does nothing when opened or closed. However, I ...
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How to make Packard Bell ZE6 wake up when lid opens?

I use the Packard bell ZE6 laptop with win 7. I want the computer to wake up from sleep mode when ever i open the lid, so i won't have to press any key after opening the lid to make it wake up. is it ...
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Screen flashes black when open laptop lid

Whenever I open laptop lid, the screen quickly turns off and then again turns on. I also noticed that when I open lid then mouse pointer is in a different position. My settings are "Do nothing" on ...
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How to make laptop not to sleep when closing the lid, but additional display is connected?

I have my laptop with Windows 10 connected to additional display, and sometimes want to work just with additional display on. Yes, I can set laptop not to sleep on lid close, but I want to have this ...
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How can i download a file from virustotal for free? [closed]

I want to download a file from virustotal.com https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/655bde7f3c270b7b06e6c3dbba5c041727aec5389339f71b3ca73f80316212f9/analysis/ http://processchecker.com/file/LidLock.exe....
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Set Windows to close application when the lid is being closed [duplicate]

I need to be able to configure Windows 7+ to close all instances of Microsoft Remote Desktop application when the lid of the laptop is being closed. On MacOS I can achieve this via osascript. Could ...
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Issue with Windows 10 Lock Screen Shutdown

I have built a Windows 10 Enterprise image that is being deployed to a combination slate/laptop device (Dell Inspiron 11 - 3153). I am specifying the power settings through SCCM 2012 R2. I have built ...
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Permanent Blank Screen after lid close? -Ubuntu 14.04

Can you guys be of assistance? Ubuntu Newbie here. Hp M6 Envy laptop I closed my lid to move with my laptop and by the time (10 mins) i opened it the screen was totally blank not black , blank. I ...
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Remove closed laptop screen from Windows desktop

I have a Windows 10 laptop with an attached external monitor. The external monitor is set as the primary one. In Power Options I have When I close the lid set to Do nothing, so that I can continue ...
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hp probook 455 g1 screen flickering and showing strange colors

I have hp probook 455 g1 laptop for 10 months and few days ago screen started to display strange colors and flickering. This especially happens when I move the lid or change it's position. It stops to ...
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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Set Windows to prompt for password when opening lid, but not go to sleep

I often plug my computer to my tv and close the lid, so I set 'Do nothing' when closing lid in the power options. However, I often close the lid when I walk away from my laptop in public places like ...
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Windows 8.1: How to tell power management to ONLY TURN SCREEN OFF when closing the lid?

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: Do nothing Sleep Shut down In an old ThinkPad running Windows 2000 I ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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Lenovo W530 freezes when closing lid (not sleeping / hibernating)

My Lenovo W530 running Windows 8.1 freezes when I close the lid it is not set to sleep or hibernate when closing the lid it does not freeze when going to sleep or hibernate via the power button (or ...
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Laptop ignores power settings, closing lid always sleeps/hibernates, why?

Basically the question says it all. I have an Asus N55SF laptop with a fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate (with all the updates) and no Asus pre-installed software (eg: Asus Power management tools... ...
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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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Closing the lid of my notebook doesn't have any effect

When I close the lid on my Samsung 900x3c-A01 nothing happens, both on Windows and Linux... I've made double-sure all the OS' settings are correct, I even tried to set them up so they would shut down ...
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Stop laptop from resuming from sleep by opening the lid

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N411z. When I open the lid, the laptop automatically resumes from sleep. I don't want this behaviour. I want to manually press the power button to wake it up. Is there a way ...
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How to have an application closed on lid close in OS X

I have a MacBook Air. I often use Microsoft's RDP client to connect to a virtual workstation. I need this RDP session to be automatically closed (quit RDP) when I close the lid, before OS X goes to ...
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Closing the laptop lid makes my Wifi download slow

I have windows 8 on a HP Laptop. When I close the lid while downloading "peer to peer" the speed decreases dramatically. The laptop is not sleeping nor hibernating (I disabled those options), and the ...
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Resume from hibernate fails 30% of the time if lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Z585 Ideapad which I put into hibernate frequently. When I do it manually, the machine hibernates and resumes successfully. However, if I close the lid, which I have set to Hibernate ...
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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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Terminal Command to Check if Mac Book Pro Lids Closed

I'm running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I was wondering if there was a terminal command to check if the macbook pro's lid is currently closed. The reason I ask is because I have cron jobs scheduled ...
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How to force a Dell Latitude D830 to remain "on" after closing the lid?

I'm repurposing and old Dell Latitude D830 laptop for a Nagios monitoring server at work. Works great until I close the lid. Is there a way I can force this laptop not to suspend when I close the ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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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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Computer won't return from sleep without pressing power button when lid is raised

My friend is having a problem. She is using the Windows 7 operating system, and when she closes the lid, the computer goes to sleep fine. The problem, however, is when the lid is opened, it won't ...
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ACPI events delayed or not logged in Linux

I have a samsung ultrabook (NP530U3C) that is not working good with ACPI events: lot of ACPI events randomly stop to be logged on kernel messages either in acpid logging. The lid closing is ever ...
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