How do people use a monitor connected to their laptops but with the laptop closed? ?

I always thought the laptop has to be on the whole time, but I saw this guy playing he had his laptop closed, connected to the monitor and playing.

Is there a specific cable for this?

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  • 1 month ago

    it has nothing to do with the cable -- he set his operating system to not sleep or shut down when the lid is closed

  • 1 month ago

    No specific cable. You just need to change the laptop's power settings so that it doesn't shut off/go to sleep when you close the lid.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The switches used for the lid can be controlled.

    https://www.itechtics.com/run-laptop-with-lid-clos...

    Laptops do not have to be shut off by the lid.

    Inactivity power settings need to be adjusted also for display and sleep mode.

    People have used docking stations for many years with usb keyboard, mouse, and large monitor..

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