If you’re like most people, you probably use your laptop as your primary computer. But there are times when it’s more convenient to use a desktop monitor instead of your laptop’s small screen. Maybe you’re giving a presentation and want to use a projector, or you’re trying to get some work done on a larger screen. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to connect your laptop to a monitor and close your laptop without shutting down your computer.
Here’s how to do it:
- Connect one end of an HDMI cable to your laptop’s HDMI port.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI port on your monitor.
- Turn on your monitor.
- Press the Fn key and the F4 key at the same time to toggle between your laptop’s screen and the external monitor.
- To close your laptop’s lid without shutting down your computer, press the Fn key and the F2 key at the same time.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you can use your laptop with a larger screen when you need to, and close your laptop without shutting down your computer.