How to Change Laptop Lid Close Action

If you close the lid on a Windows 10 laptop, it’ll automatically put the laptop to sleep.

Here’s how you can change that:

Open the Run by pressing Windows + R. Type powercfg.cpl. Hit the “Enter” key. 

Select the “Choose what closing the lid does” link on the “Power Options” screen. You can find the link beneath “Choose what the power buttons do.”

Find two drop-down lists beside “When I close the lid.” You can find the latter beneath “When I press the sleep button.”

The drop-down list under “On battery” contains the following options:

  • Do nothing – Choose this option if you prefer closing the laptop lid to do nothing.
  • Sleep – The default setting. Select this option to put the laptop to sleep when the lid is closed.
  • Hibernate – Select this option to put the laptop into hibernation when the lid is closed.

Pick the one you prefer. 

In the “Plugged in” drop-down list, select the one you want. 

Click on the “Save changes” button.

Note: The settings in the drop-down lists beneath “On battery” are only active when the laptop is on battery power. The settings in the “Plugged in” drop-down lists are only active when the laptop is connected to a power source.


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