Opening the lid of a laptop usually turns on the screen and as you close the lid, the screen should be turned off. But you can change this settings on your device. Follow this article to change what opening lid of your laptop does.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run, and copy and paste this command and hit Enter.
2. Now, in Power Options window, click on “Power buttons and lid” to expand it. Now, click on “Lid open action” and then click on “On battery:” and from the drop-down select what settings you want to enable on your computer. You can also change the settings in “Plugged in:“. Now, click on “Apply” and “OK“.
Close the Power Options window. Reboot your device.
If you can not find the “Lid open action” in Power Options window, follow these steps-
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run, and type “cmd” and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open Command Prompt window with Administrative rights.
2. Copy and paste this command in Command Prompt window and hit Enter to execute this command.
powercfg -attributes SUB_BUTTONS 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 -ATTRIB_HIDE
Now, open the Power Options window, and re-attempt the steps again. You should be able to tweak what opening the lid of the laptop does.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.