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Closing laptop lid and external display

One of our employees has an HP Pavilion G6 laptop. He uses an external display at work but has to keep the screen of the laptop open. If he closes the screen, then the video to the external display is power off.

 

What are the settings to allow the laptop screen to be closed and still be able to get video to an external display?

 

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banhien
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Hi,

 

My setup on 2 machines: select external monitors as 1 (primary).

 

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Banhien,

 

In Windows, click start and type into the search field, "Change what closing the lid does".

 

-wes


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Hi,

 

This is my current machine, I'm typing on it right now. I can show another three laptops tonight (one uses 22" Dell monitor, exactly the same as the one I'm using now; one uses 24" BenQ monitor and one uses 24" LG monitor).

 

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Sorry, I'm a Mac user trying to decipher Windows 7. I can get to the control panel but when I click "Identify" the numbers 1|2 show up on both the external display and the laptop display.

 

I also tried right-clicking the desktop but didn't see where I could designate which display I wanted as Priority 1.

 

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Bannheim, I couldn't get that window to show up in Windows 7. Thanks.

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Thank you Wes!!
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jtfey wrote:

Bannheim, I couldn't get that window to show up in Windows 7. Thanks.


As promised, here are from Windows 7. The first image is from a laptop with docking station and the second image is from a laptop without docking station. Both run W7 Ultimate, the second one uses HDMI and the first one use DVI-D:

 

dock_yes.png

 

dock_no.png

 

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How did you arrive at those windows? This particular display is plugged into the VGA port, although I don't think it would make a difference.

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Hi,

 

  • Right click a blank space on desktop,
  • Select Personalise/Personalize,
  • Select Display (down, left hand side),
  • Select Change Display settings.

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