By Delia / Last update March 3, 2022

The "Lid open action" is a feature built into many of today's laptops that automatically opens the screen when you open the lid, eliminating the need to press the power button. Due to hardware limitations and driver restrictions, not all laptops support this feature, and not all users like it. After all, we may sometimes just want to clean the screen or accidentally open the lid rather than actually starting the computer.

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So how do you set up lid open Action? Here are the specific steps.

Way 1. Set lid open action from power options

1. First, you need to open the Control Panel and then open the Power Options applet.

2. On the Power Options page, click “Change plan settings”.

change plan settings

3. In the next window, click “Change advanced power settings to open the Power Options window.

4. On the Power Options screen, click the plus sign next to "Power buttons and lid" to expand the menu, and then expand "Lid open action".

lid open action

5. Here you can configure the settings as you need. If there are two options, "On battery" and "Plugged in", just configure them respectively.

After making the appropriate changes, select “Apply” and then click the “OK” button. Restart your PC and the settings should take effect.

How to fix Lid open action missing in Power Options

If you cannot find “Lid open action” in Power Options window, then you can first open Command Prompt as administrator and paste the following powercfg command:

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

Press Enter to execute the command, then go back to Power Options, you may be able to find Lid open action now.

fix lid open action missing

If you want to hide this option again, just change "-ATTRIB_HIDE" to "+ATTRIB_HIDE" in the above command and run it in Command Prompt again.

Way 2. Disable Flip boot option in BIOS

The above method may not apply to some laptops, so if it does work for you, you may need to change the setting in BIOS.

1. The BIOS menu can be accessed by pressing and holding a specific button at startup. This button could be F2, F8, Del, etc. depending on the make and model of the specific laptop. You can check the user manual for details.

2. Once in the BIOS, you can usually find the corresponding option in the "Configuration" tab, such as “Flip to Boot”. Then you can disable or enable it as you need.

3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit, then the settings should take effect.

flip to boot in bios

You can test the next time you turn off your computer to see if the laptop still turns on automatically when you open the lid.