Performance and Maintenance Change Default Lid Open Action in Windows 10

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In Windows 10 version 1607 and later, the Lid open action setting (if supported) in Power Options lets users specify the default action to take when the laptop (system) lid is opened when waking (resuming) from sleep, hibernate, or modern standby.

Users can specify one of the following actions to take: do nothing or turn on the display.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when opening the lid of your laptop in Windows 10.

Contents

  • Option One: To Change Default Lid Open Action in Advanced Power Options
  • Option Two: To Change Default Lid Open Action for Current Power Plan in Command Prompt
  • Option Three: To Change Default Lid Open Action for Specific Power Plan in Command Prompt





OPTION ONE

To Change Default Lid Open Action in Advanced Power Options


1 Open Advanced Power Options.

2 Expand open Power buttons and lid and Lid open action in Power Options. (see screenshot below)

If Lid open action is not available, you can add it.


3 Select the Do nothing or Turn on the display (default) action you want in the "On battery" and "Plugged in" drop menus, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

To Change Default Lid Open Action for Current Power Plan in Command Prompt


1 Open a command prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

("Do nothing" On battery)
powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0

("Do nothing" Plugged in)
powercfg -setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0

OR


(Default "Turn on display" On battery)
powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1

(Default "Turn on display" Plugged in)
powercfg -setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1

3 You can now close the command prompt if you like.

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OPTION THREE

To Change Default Lid Open Action for Specific Power Plan in Command Prompt


1 Open a command prompt.

2 Copy and paste the powercfg /L command into the command prompt, and press Enter. Make note of the GUID number (ex: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c) of the power plan you want to apply this to. (see screenshot below)

The power plan (ex: Ultimate Performance) with an asterisk (*) to the right of it is your current active power plan scheme.



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3 Type the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

("Do nothing" On battery)
powercfg -setdcvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0

("Do nothing" Plugged in)
powercfg -setacvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0

OR


(Default "Turn on display" On battery)
powercfg -setdcvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1

(Default "Turn on display" Plugged in)
powercfg -setacvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1

Substitute GUID in the command above with the actual GUID from step 2 above for the power plan you want to apply this to.

For example: Set to "Do nothing" while "Plugged in" for the High performance power plan GUID (8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c)

powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0


4 You can now close the command prompt if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink

 

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