Chapter 5. Changing how your system behaves when you close the laptop lid
When you close the lid of your laptop, it suspends by default to save battery. You can customize this behavior according to your preferences.
- Some laptops can overheat if they are left running with the lid closed, especially in confined spaces. Consider whether changing this setting is safe for your laptop, especially if you intend to keep the laptop running with the lid closed for extended periods of time.
- Administrative access.
Look for the line that says
If the line starts with the
#symbol, remove it to enable the setting.
suspendwith one of the following options:
poweroffto shut down the computer.
lockto lock the screen.
ignoreto do nothing.
For example, to lock the screen upon closing the lid, use this setting:
- Save your changes and close the editor.