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

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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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Dec 2, 2018
Thank you
  • 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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Thanks dude! Well worth the ten second wait!
Appreciate the advice.
The 10 seconds just changed my life.
Thank you
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!