If you close the lid on a Windows 10 laptop, it will automatically put the laptop to sleep.
Here’s how you can change that:
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.
- Shut down – When the laptop lid is closed, your laptop will get shut down if you choose this option.
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.