Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop close

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asessio - Updated on Jul 19, 2017 at 06:05 AM
 worker - Mar 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Hello,
I have a new dell Inspiron laptop. I purchased a Keningston docking station. Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached to the docking station. How can I close the laptop and keep the display on the monitor showing. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  • Go to control panel / power options on close the lid link on the left, select do nothing on each of the option battery or plugged in........
  • take password protection off.....
  • apply settings......
  • and then close your laptop wait 10 seconds and move your mouse around.


It took me 2 hours to wait ten seconds....you guys are getting off easier than I did....
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Thank you, that worked 'gavinemb' but I am wondering if I put back on the password protection will it do the same?
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Wow! Thank you! Everything was working fine and then, all of a sudden this started happening to me. I used your solution and it works great! Thanks so much!
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thank you - worked perfect
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wow... I'm glad I found this. Wait 10 seconds is the key part!
I didn't have to remove the password protection.
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CHAMP!!!!!!thanks bro
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