Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid

Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid: Whenever you close your Laptop lid, the PC goes to sleep automatically and you’re wondering why is that happening? Well, this is the default action which is set to put your PC to Sleep whenever you close the laptop lid but don’t worry as Windows let you choose what happens when you close your Laptop lid. Many people like me don’t want to put their PC to Sleep whenever the laptop lid is closed, instead, the PC should be running and only the display should be turned off.

Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid

You have many options to choose which decide what happens when you close your laptop lid like you can put your PC to sleep, hibernate, Shut down your system completely or do nothing at all. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Choose what happens when you close your Laptop Lid in Power Options

1.Right-click on Battery icon on the system taskbar then select Power Options.

Power Options

2.Now from the left hand menu click on “Choose what closing the lid does“.

Choose what closing the lid does

3.Next, from the “When I close the lid” drop-down menu select the action you want to set for both when the laptop is on battery and when the charger is plugged in then click “Save changes“.

From the When I close the lid drop-down menu select the action you want

Note: You have the following options to choose from Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut down.

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid in Advanced Power Options

1.Press Windows Key + R then type powercfg.cpl and hit Enter to open Power Options.

type powercfg.cpl in run and hit Enter to open Power Options

2.Now click “Change plan settings” next to the currently active power plan.

USB Selective Suspend Settings

3.On the next screen, click on “Change advanced power settings” link at the bottom.

Change advanced power settings

4.Next, expand “Power buttons and lid” then do the same for “Lid close action“.

Expand 'Power buttons and lid' then do the same for 'Lid close action'

Note: To expand simply click on the plus (+) next to the above settings.

5.Set the desired action you want to set from the “On battery” and “Plugged in” drop down.

Note: You have the following options to choose from Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut down.

6.Click Apply followed by OK.

7.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Choose what happens when you close your Laptop Lid using Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

For On Battery: powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 Index_Number

For Plugged in: powercfg -setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 Index_Number

Note: Replace Index_Number according to the value you want to set from the below table.

Choose what happens when you close your Laptop Lid using Command Prompt

Index Number       Action
0                              Do nothing
1                              Sleep
2                              Hibernate
3                              Shut down

3.To save changes, enter the following command and hit Enter:

powercfg -SetActive SCHEME_CURRENT

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Change Default Action when you close your Laptop Lid but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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