I have a Precision 7710 connected to a Docking station with Two External Displays and most of the time I keep the lid closed on my laptop, However when I want to do a Video Chat on Skype/ Zoom Etc I open the lid which automatically brings up the video and works fine. However when I close the lid I need for it to transition back to using just the external displays? Any suggestions how this could be configured, Hardware profiles or what? Thanks in advance for you knowledge and help!!
Nope it still puts the laptop to sleep and I have to press the power button on the dock to get it to bring me back to the login screen which is not a real pain but if I don't have to do that I would rather not.
Any further suggestions?
You need to configure your settings within Windows so the machine does not sleep during the closure of the lid when on power.
Right click the battery icon in the tray, click Power Options. On the left side of the screen click on "Choose what closing the lid does" and change the dropdown to "Do Nothing" for the "On power" option for "When I close the lid"
This can also be found in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings