The techniques of this disclosure enable input devices, e.g., keyboard and trackpad of a convertible laptop and other computing devices to act as peripherals for an external display, e.g., external monitor, television, etc. The techniques, as disclosed herein, determine if a convertible laptop is connected to an external monitor, whether it is in a particular mode, and is upside down. When these conditions are met, the keyboard and trackpad of the convertible laptop are configured to act as peripherals for the external display.
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Martin, Alberto and Amarilio, Omri, "Using a convertible device as desktop peripheral", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 23, 2018)