How to Keep Laptop On when the Lid Closed on Windows 11?

By default, when you close the lid of your laptop, it goes to sleep mode. But what if you want to keep your laptop on when it’s closed? There may be several reasons for keeping the laptop always on even you close its lid. For example, you want to plug your laptop into an external monitor or listen to music without looking at your bright screen. No matter what your reasons are, Windows 11 laptop will remain On even when its lid is closed.

How to Keep Laptop On when the Lid Closed on Windows 11?

To change the default behavior of the Windows 11 laptop, when you close the lid, you need to make the changes in Control Panel.

Step 1. Open Control Panel.

To do that, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously from the keyboard. In the Run box, type Control Panel and hit Enter from the keyboard or click the OK button.

Step 2. Click the Hardware and Sound category in the Control Panel window.

Step 3. Select the Power Options.

Step 4. Now, in the left sidebar, click the link Choose what closing the lid does.

Step 5. Select the Do nothing option from the drop-down menu of “When I close the lid.”

Step 6. Finally, click on the Save changes button at the bottom of the System Settings window.

That’s it. Next time you close the laptop’s lid, it will do nothing, which means it will not go into sleep mode. When you want to enable Sleep mode again when you close the lid, repeat the above steps, and in step 5 above, select the Sleep option from the drop-down menu of “When I close the lid.”

Good luck!

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