In today’s blog post, I want to write about a really simple setting that saves me a lot of frustration. Although I have a desktop system on my desk, I tend to use a laptop pretty often too. The problem with it is that with where the laptop has to sit, it blocks my view of my wife sitting at her desk across the room. Every time she says something to me, I have to close the laptop lid so that I can see her. If you have ever run Vista on a laptop, then you know that closing the lid causes the laptop to power down. This is really annoying since I only needed to close the lid for a second.
Fortunately, there is a really easy fix to this problem Simply open the Control Panel and click on the Mobile PC link, followed by the Power Options link. If you look in the left column of the following screen, there is a setting labeled Choose What Closing the Lid Does. Now, just set the When I close the Lid option to Do Nothing, and click the Save Changes button.