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Closeing the lid when a monitor is plugged in

by nelsonj3 / December 19, 2007 7:29 AM PST

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 running Windows Vista Home Premium. I often run a second monitor when at my desk, but when when I close the lid of my computer it goes from dual monitor mode to single with the external as the primary monitor. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I have looked through all the settings I can find and searched several forums but can't find anything.

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Somewhere is the control panel to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 7:43 AM PST

Tell Vista what to do on a lid close action. Sorry my Vista laptop is out of range at the moment.

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by nelsonj3 / December 19, 2007 8:19 AM PST

Bob, I have already set Vista to not go to sleep when I close the lid, I now how to do that much, but I need to know how to do more. There has to be a setting somewhere that can do this.

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Sorry, I can't try this for a week.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 10:00 AM PST
In reply to: OK

But if you think about it, that's proper.

Call your laptop maker to ask how to change it.


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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2007 8:09 AM PST
In reply to: OK

You set it to "do nothing?"

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I did that
by nelsonj3 / December 24, 2007 3:20 AM PST
In reply to: Just checking.

That is what I did, but that only changes the power settings, it doesn't change the video card.

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