This disclosure describes a configurable docking station that enables a user to select from different modes of operation, e.g., 4-lane and 2-lane DisplayPort modes. Switching among the various modes of the docking station can be accomplished via a user press and hold of a power button. The duration of the power button press is utilized to dynamically configure the docking station. The docking station can be powered on and off by a user press duration that falls within a predetermined range, while power button presses with a duration in other ranges are utilized to place the docking station into a specific configuration. The described techniques enable a user to dynamically configure a docking station based on a saved user preference and the type of computer coupled to the docking station.
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Ngo, Kevin and Collyer, Scott, "User Configurable Laptop Docking Station", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 18, 2021)