Type cover shuts off Surface

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  1. Arizona Willie

    Arizona Willie Active Member

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    If I fold my Surface up and the Type cover folds up against the screen -- it shuts the Surface off.

    Is there a micro-switch of some kind in the Type cover that does this?
     
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    Yes, it's designed that way. You can also fold the cover back without detaching it and use the Surface as a touch device.
     
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    Thanks bosamar, I've done that too, but don't feel like it's a good thing to have it laying on the keys. I, so far, prefer to detach the keyboard for tablet use.
     
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    That's what I do. If I'm in a chair using it the keyboard is always detached and I use it as a true tablet.
     
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    I should put it to sleep. Mine is put to sleep when I close it. I believe its the proximity sensor near the camera that handles that feature, but yep bosamar is correct, its by design. You can probably change your power setting from when I close the lid Shut Down to Sleep.
     
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    If you want to change this setting, just go to Control Panel--> Power Options --> "Change what closing the lid does" and then you can pick Do Nothing, Sleep, etc.
     

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