Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit: Keep external display "on" when closing notebook lid

Hi experts!

I would like to be able to close my notebook completely (the lid) when I work in the office via external monitor. In the Cinnamon power settings for closing lid there is an option "do nothing", but nevertheless the external display is switched off as soon as I close the notebook lid.

As I am new to Linux, I need some clear detailed instructions.
iThmsAsked:
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gheistCommented:
In KDE you would configure battery monitor's button actions.
If you run gnome - battery icon is a good place to start
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MazdajaiCommented:
Can you post your power setting?

Menu -> Power
Menu -> Brightness and Lock
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iThmsAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay...
Brightness-and-Lock.jpg
Power.jpg
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gheistCommented:
You needd to use xrandr to make external display primary.
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iThmsAuthor Commented:
Could you please explain step-by-step as I am new to the Linux world...
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gheistCommented:
First try BIOS settings. maybe it just works...
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iThmsAuthor Commented:
I have UEFI Bios, no such settings...
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gheistCommented:
You should ask in Mint forums
According to settings in your pictures you dont suspend computer on display close....
Searching for yourlaptop model and external display on googleor so may lead to some poor windows user suffering from same problems.
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iThmsAuthor Commented:
Finally I decided to use kubuntu instaed of Linux Mint and as it seems everything is much better integrated and functional at least for my purposes.
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