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inhibit standby mode when closing laptop display?

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Now that I managed to get my former question solved, this brings up a new one for me: When I close my laptop it goes into standby mode.

While usually this is a good thing, at times I abuse my laptop as a music player when being on the move and would like to not have it to go to standby mode when I put it into my bag. I’ve found the inhibit applet from gnome, unfortunately that only seems to hinder the laptop to go to standby when unused for a certain time, it does not hinder it go to standby when closing the laptop display.

Is anyone aware of a similar applet that would enable me to click and toggle whether it should standby on closing the laptop display or not?

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rhonda
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I went with a suggestion of disabling it in gnome at all and use the function key shortcut to put the laptop into standby mode. I am still interested in a more general toggle switch applet that works. ;)

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ptman [ Editor ]

That probably depends on what is listening on the acpi events. For me it’s acpid, so the config files are in /etc/acpi. I think there’s something called gnome-power-manager which takes care of a similar task if you are running gnome.

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rhonda
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Yes, I can switch it in gnome-power-manager directly. But I would love to have an applet that switches the settings on click. So far the applet offered by gnome-power-manager only seems to hinder the suspend on inactivity, not on lid close.

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