Access laptop with closed lid

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

  1. RyanS26

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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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  5. Andreap10

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    Hi
    Open the Start menu and search for Control Panel. Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what closing the lid does. You can also type "Lid" into the Start menu to immediately find this menu.
     
  6. ChrisA23

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    My laptop is set to "Do Nothing" when the lid is closed. The laptop is also set to not go to sleep or hibernate. When accessing that laptop using a remote browser, the screen is blank after logging in. Opening the laptop lid on the laptop that I am remoting into solves the problem. I have tried this with Chrome and Edge. Closing the laptop once a successful connection is made works fine - the screen is still visible remotely. Windows 10 on both computers.
     

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