Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop close [Solved/Closed]

 worker -
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.

2 replies

  • 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 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?
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!
thank you - worked perfect
wow... I'm glad I found this. Wait 10 seconds is the key part!
I didn't have to remove the password protection.
CHAMP!!!!!!thanks bro
Go to control panel
choose hardware and sound
now choose power options
click on the link what closing the lid does
now at when I close the LID choose the option do nothing for both battery and plugged in
Thanks! This was a very helpful addition to the original comment as I am computer illiterate and did not know where in the control panel to go.
THank YOU!!!!
OMG!!! That was the easiest thing in the world to do. Thanks!
Exactly what I needed to know! Thanks!