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Disable laptop monitor to use another display?

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If I wanted to use my laptop as a desktop replacement and disable the laptops monitor and hook it up to a regular monitor how would i go about doing this?
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Typically the way it works is, You plug the monitor to the laptop then press and hold Fn(function key then press F7 KEy (in My case) Not sure if thats standard , I dontt think so. If its different just look at the F1- F12 there are little pictures ,pres the key with the 2 Monitors on it. Let me know if this worked out
    
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Another way: If it's an Nvidia driver, go to the NVidia Control Panel/Display/Set up multiple displays.. then pick the "only use one display (single), and what display you want to use (your external one).
    
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