How to set different values for screen timeout and screen lock?

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    Well, here is the problem. The monitors got powered down when set, the screen locked engaged when it was supposed to but upon entering the password, one of the 2 monitors failed to wake up. It became completely unresponsive. The power button did nothing.

    Do you think I need a driver for this NEC LCD?

    It works just does not wake up from sleep. I also have a Dell 4K monitor that wakes up from sleep just fine. The native built-in 18" LCD wakes up just fine also.

    The only thing that fixes it is a reboot.
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    How is the monitor that doesn't wakeup connected (ex: HDMI, DVI, VGA) ?
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    The NEC 271W Multisync is connected via MiniDisplayPort. The Dell is connected via HDMI.

    The NEC is the one that does not wake up.

    I just patched both of them. Meaning installed drivers. In the control panel/devices and printers/ they both showed up as Generic monitors but no more. Now they are actually showing up as correct model numbers. So this is encouraging. Or not. I will run my test again overnight and see if both monitors wake up in the morning.

    Again, I set the screen saver to 60, screen power off to 30 minutes and the registry is still 3600 (60 mins).

    there is apparently no point to the screen saver as it does not save any electricity wattage-wise and LCDs don't have the burn-in that CRTs had.

    The only meaningful thing is the display power off or so it seems.
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    Basically the problem is, while the display power off is working as designed, one of the monitors, the NEC Multisync fails to wake up from shutdown. Dell does, NEC does not. Nothing you can do to fix it other than a reboot.

    So the power off feature is not usable.

    I set the screensaver to 60 min the same as the Registry value and the Power off display number to 20 mins.

    Until that issue of NEC not powering back on is resolved, I have to abandon that whole project.

    The FAQ needs to be fixed, the registry is not working.
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       #35

    Well...

    My issue is that I wanted the Screensaver to kick in at 10 minutes and the display to go into Power Save mode (dark) within 30 minutes.

    My solution was found at the following website:

    How to change Lock screen timeout before display turn off on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Why this is not available as a simple setting in W10 is a total mystery to me.

    Will it be in the next build coming in April?

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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    Compumind said:
    Well...

    My issue is that I wanted the Screensaver to kick in at 10 minutes and the display to go into Power Save mode (dark) within 30 minutes.

    My solution was found at the following website:

    How to change Lock screen timeout before display turn off on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Why this is not available as a simple setting in W10 is a total mystery to me.

    Will it be in the next build coming in April?

    Ah, that will be for this below then.

    Change Lock Screen Display Off Timeout in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Console lock display off timeout is the amount of minutes Windows will wait idle with no activity while on the lock screen when a user locks the computer before timing out and automatically turning off the display.
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Thanks, Shawn. I bookmarked it.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #39

    The solution that eluded me is ScreenSaverGracePeriod registry value

    Change Screen Saver Password Grace Period in Windows

    so if I have my screensaver set to 1 minute and ScreenSaverGracePeriod set to 10 minutes, the screensaver will kick in at 1 minute but lock only after 10 mins, which is exactly what I want. I stopped wanting to turn the monitor off. I don't care about that, and I do realize the screensaver doesn't save the screen or power.

    then that raises the question, what is the point of the Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit value

    I get that it does the following but doesn't the default screensaver already do that, with the lock option?
    Meaning set it to 3600 seconds and it will lock after 1 hour, so what is the point of registry value
    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit

    How to Automatically Lock Computer when Idle for Specified Time in Windows 10
    Last edited by dictum; 26 Dec 2020 at 22:19.
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