Turn off sleep during laptop's "close lid" in specific circumstances


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Yousuf Khan

Is there any kind of utility that can selectively turn sleeping on lid
closures of laptops? For example, if you have an external keyboard or
mouse, or monitor attached to your laptop, it'll disable your sleep on
lid closure event? But if none of those things are plugged in, then
it'll keep them enabled?

Yousuf Khan
 
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dweebken

Is there any kind of utility that can selectively turn sleeping on lid
closures of laptops? For example, if you have an external keyboard or
mouse, or monitor attached to your laptop, it'll disable your sleep on
lid closure event? But if none of those things are plugged in, then
it'll keep them enabled?

Yousuf Khan
The standard Windows power settings allows you to change the default lid
close behaviour. I have mine set to take No Action when running on power
(AC Adapter) and to Sleep if running on Battery. It's great that I can
shut the lid when it's docked on a docking station and it doesn't sleep,
then I can unplug it and go somewhere else and just open it and it's
still running even though it's no on battery. If I shut the lid while
it's on battery only, then the lid closing action puts it into sleep. I
could change that too if I want, but this is how I want it.
Paul
 
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Yousuf Khan

The standard Windows power settings allows you to change the default lid
close behaviour. I have mine set to take No Action when running on power
(AC Adapter) and to Sleep if running on Battery. It's great that I can
shut the lid when it's docked on a docking station and it doesn't sleep,
then I can unplug it and go somewhere else and just open it and it's
still running even though it's no on battery. If I shut the lid while
it's on battery only, then the lid closing action puts it into sleep. I
could change that too if I want, but this is how I want it.
Paul
Yeah, I know that about the power options, but I want it to be able to
sleep the machine even when it's running on power and it's lid is
closed, as long as it's not connected to any external human interface
devices.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Yeah, I know that about the power options, but I want it to be able to
sleep the machine even when it's running on power and it's lid is
closed, as long as it's not connected to any external human interface
devices.

Yousuf Khan
Probably you're stuck with doing it manually (confession: I'm guessing).

Perhaps there's a scrip that will change the settings from one state to
the other and another that will do the reverse. Then all you have to do
is remember to run the scripts as needed :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Probably you're stuck with doing it manually (confession: I'm guessing).

Perhaps there's a scrip that will change the settings from one state to
the other and another that will do the reverse. Then all you have to do
is remember to run the scripts as needed :)
"scrip" should be "script"...
 
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Yousuf Khan

Probably you're stuck with doing it manually (confession: I'm guessing).

Perhaps there's a scrip that will change the settings from one state to
the other and another that will do the reverse. Then all you have to do
is remember to run the scripts as needed :)
I was thinking this might be possible because I remember some laptops I
had at work, which when inserted into docking stations would be
prevented from going to sleep when the lid was shut. I thought maybe one
of those utilities was available somewhere.

I guess I'll have to consider keeping the full power activated when
plugged into the power outlet method.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Char Jackson

I was thinking this might be possible because I remember some laptops I
had at work, which when inserted into docking stations would be
prevented from going to sleep when the lid was shut. I thought maybe one
of those utilities was available somewhere.

I guess I'll have to consider keeping the full power activated when
plugged into the power outlet method.
If you strike out everywhere else, it might be worth shooting a question
over to the guy at www.nirsoft.net. There seems to be no end to what he can
do, utility-wise.
 
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Bob I

I was thinking this might be possible because I remember some laptops I
had at work, which when inserted into docking stations would be
prevented from going to sleep when the lid was shut. I thought maybe one
of those utilities was available somewhere.
If you have it ON in the docking station with the lid open and then
close it then it WILL go to sleep. If you power it UP in the docking
station with the lid closed, then it will be running with the lid closed.
 
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BillW50

If you have it ON in the docking station with the lid open and then
close it then it WILL go to sleep. If you power it UP in the docking
station with the lid closed, then it will be running with the lid closed.
My many Gateway M465 laptops work this way with Windows 7. My lid is
always closed while docked and I use an external monitor while connected
to the dock. Shutdown or hibernate works perfectly. Although if I put it
in standby and when it wakes up, it defaults back to the internal
display. If I lift the lid and then lower it again it then works
perfectly fine and switches back to the external.

That is the only flaw I ever found with Windows 7 on these machines.
Oddly enough, XP and Windows 8 don't have this problem on the same
machines. Btw, XP, 7, and 8 runs flawlessly on them except for this
Windows 7 Standby thing in the dock. Ok only XP has a driver for the SD
slot, but that is pretty useless with anything larger than 2GB anyway.
So it isn't missed. ;-)
 

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