Access laptop with closed lid

Discussion in 'Accessing your PC' started by RyanS26, May 27, 2021.

  1. RyanS26

    RyanS26 Bit Poster

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    Hi, I'm currently using the trial version of parallels access to see if I like it. There's one major problem I ran into. I have my windows 10 laptop set to stay on when the lid is closed so I can still access it through remote desktop any time I want. Parallels just shows a blank screen when the lid is closed. Is there any solution to this?
     
  2. JefferJ

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    If you are using windows 10 then go to power settings and there you will see a set of what to do when led is close. By default, it is selected to sleep. Choose Do nothing and it will solve your problem.
     
  3. RyanS26

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    I did that and it still didn't work. It seemed it needed to have an active display. I gave up on it for various reasons. It just didn't work very well compared to other option.
     
  4. RichardC35

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    This has worked well until we added a new laptop. With the new laptop, even though the power setting for do nothing when lid is closed is set.
     
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