You are running some application and from one moment to another you want to change the place where you are working. You close your laptop, you move to another place and when you open it you realize that it has been suspended, so the execution of the program has been interrupted. This can be very annoying, however, there are methods to prevent laptop from sleeping, the best thing is that they are very easy to apply and you will know them right away. You can also set it to automatically start a program when Windows starts.
These methods are easy, you will only need to change a couple of things in the settings and the laptop will be able to continue working even with the screen closed.
How to prevent a laptop from suspending?
The procedure is really simple when done from Windows 10. If you follow this step by step you will see that you only have to modify a few settings:
- Touch the button to open the Start Menu.
- Write Control Panel.
- Within this interface select Hardware and sound.
- After this, select Energy options.
- Now, in the options on the left, select Choose the lid close behavior.
- In the new interface that is shown to you, you will be able to coordinate the behavior of the computer when the current is connected. As well as choosing a new energy profile and selecting the behavior that the computer will have when the lid is closed.
- Click on By closing the lid.
- Now in this section there are two options, define how you want the lid to behave when it is closed and whether or not it is connected to the AC power source.
- choose What to do when the equipment is using the battery. You will see that by default the “Suspend” option is selected in the drop-down menu.
- Now click on Lay off and select Do nothing.
- Go back one menu and now select What to do when the equipment is connected to the electrical current.
- Other menus will appear again with the same options: Suspend, Hibernate or Do nothing.
- Choose Do nothing in order to ensure that when the lid and whether or not the laptop is connected to power, the laptop will not lock up.
- now in the main section of these options when closing the lid you are going to select Save Changes.
Now comes the acid test, close the lid of your laptop and you will see that although the screen turns off, it does not go into sleep mode, but stays just as you left it when it was with the screen open. So you can continue running certain programs, even with the laptop closed.
How to prevent the laptop from suspending after a while in stand-by?
Another problem would be that the computer, even if it has the lid open or closed, goes into sleep mode, which can be really annoying if you had left it running some task.
It does this to save power in case a charger is not available. In case there is, this function activated by default can be very tedious and problematic, so the solution is to eliminate it. Don’t worry, we tell you how to do it right here, so you can customize the settings.
The process to deactivate it is just as simple as deactivating the suspension when closing the lid, it consists of just a few steps to follow:
- Press the Windows key and type below Settinga gear icon will appear that you must click.
- Now enter the section System.
- Among the available options now touch the one that says Start/stop and sleep.
- Among the settings that you must modify now are those of Screenso click on this option and select Never. With this you will define that the screen never turns off.
- Now it is necessary to establish that the equipment does not suspend if it is left in stand-by for long enough, for this go to Lay off and select Never.
As with the behavior of the lid, with the sleep mode settings you must set the laptop to never sleep while connected to power, or using the battery.
Increase the potential of your computer with the maximum performance mode
Now your computer won’t go to sleep, even if you close the lid or even if three hours or more go by without you using it. Therefore, it is time to talk about a somewhat unknown topic for most, the maximum performance plan in Windows 10.
Typically, on laptops, the power plan is set to “balanced”. This is to achieve a balance between battery consumption and performance, but if you want to extract the most processing power you will have to:
- Go to the start menu by pressing the key Windows.
- Write Setting.
- Search hardware and sound and go to Energy options.
- Set the plan Maximum performance.
With this you get great improvements, such as ensuring that the hard drive never turns off, that the system goes to sleep after a short period of time without use, that the Wi-Fi is deactivated to save battery, among other improvements.