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How to Add or Remove "Lid open action" from Power Options in Windows 10


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.

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

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Lid open action setting under Power buttons and lid in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Lid open action" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Lid open action" in Power Options using REG file


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Add or Remove Lid open action from Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Lid open action from Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Lid open action" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BUTTONS 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BUTTONS 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 +ATTRIB_HIDE

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






Add or Remove Lid open action from Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Lid open action from Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Lid open action" in Power Options using REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Lid open action" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Lid_open_action_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Lid open action" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Lid_open_action_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn