Even if you have connected an external monitor to Windows 11 or 10 laptops, your PC may go to sleep mode when you close the lid. If you’ve tied an external monitor to your laptop, you might prefer closing the laptop’s lid. Unfortunately, the default power options in Windows will put your laptop in sleep mode, and your work may disrupt.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on keeping your Windows 11 or 10 laptops on even with the lid closed. You will also learn to troubleshoot your laptop if closing its lid continues to put it to sleep mode despite having your preferences set up perfectly.
How to Set an Action when you Close the Laptop Lid?
To prevent your PC from sleeping when you close the lid on your laptop, you need to tweak the power settings for your Windows 11/10 PC so it stays awake.
To tweak the power plan for selecting an action when you close the laptop lid, use these steps:-
Step 1. First, open Control Panel.
Step 2. Then, click on the
Step 3. Next, choose the
Step 4. Now, in the left sidebar, click the link
Step 5. After that, select the
Step 6. At last, click on the
Note: If you have more than one power plan on your PC, you need to repeat the above steps for all power plans.
If “Do nothing” is already selected for the “When I close the lid” option, and still your laptop goes into sleep mode when you close the lid, you should try to disable hibernation.
To quickly turn off hibernation in your Windows PC, use these steps:-
Step 2. Then, type
Once you complete the above steps, hibernation will turn off, and the next time you close the laptop’s lid, it will do nothing, which means it will not go into sleep mode.