connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed

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Henagon

connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed

When connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed, some of the remote laptop's programs do not display correctly.  Why and is this normal?

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Re: connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed

Hello @skrambam,

Thank you for your message.

Indeed, having the lid of the laptop closed is considered on a technical side as "not having a remote monitor".

It might in some cases (some specific programs) cause display issues.

There is, unfortunately, no way to prevent this.

I thank you in advance for your understanding.

Cheers,

Jean

French Community Moderator
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Henagon

Re: connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed

The following worked for me. Hopefully it will work for others…

I am running Windows 10 v1909.  The remove laptop is Windows 10 v1903.

With the lid closed, do the following (even though you don't see anything - Windows is still running, but it is not sending anything to a closed display):

  1. Windows Key + letter 'P' (will open the setting for multiple displays *)
  2. Press Enter 

If the above doesn't work, press Windows key + 'P' more than once to toggle between different options:

  PC screen only / Duplicate / Extend / Second screen only

Another thing that worked for me when the remote screen was not responding, and after doing the above, was toggling TeamViewer option Hide wallpaper on/off..

* IMPORTANT Make sure you have enabled the TeamViewer option Send key combinations for the remote computer.

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Henagon

Re: connecting to a remote laptop whose lid is closed

Hope this helps someone else as it did me.  From another site:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2234833-closing-laptop-lid-breaks-remote-control-program