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Adding Monitor to Laptop

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    Windows 8.1

    Adding Monitor to Laptop


    Hello, trying to add a monitor to my laptop. I get a picture on both screen, however, when I close the laptop, I lose both screens. I have toggled every combination on the 'Display' screen in 'PC Setings' but haven't found the correct toggles as yet. Most of my periphials work(still adding) but not the display when I close laptop. Trying to make a desktop out of the laptop. I have it above me on shelf 18" above work area on a cooler/blower. Ideally, I want the laptop to come alive when opened, if and when I need to go to it for maintenance, etc. Where do I go to make my monitor the main screen? Monitor is a Samsung 24SD300. Thank you all for your help here!

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Power Settings. As for Screen decision, that is under the Mobility Center.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you! It was in the Mobility Center. Didn't even know it had a Mobility Center.....? You helped!
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is one of those hidden items in the Control Center. I tend to forget about it being there at times.
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