Set PC to go to lock screen after inactivity w/o shutting off screen?

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  1. Posts : 36
    Windows 10
       #1

    Set PC to go to lock screen after inactivity w/o shutting off screen?


    This might be a stupid question but I havent found a solution for it myself, probably looking in all the wrong places.. would like to be able to have my computer go to the lock screen after an alotted time of inactivity without turning off the screen itself as in the power settings. I usually have screen shutoff/sleep set for longer periods but would like the screen to lock sooner. Is this possible?
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  2. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #2

    If you have Pro you can edit the local security policy to do it.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #3

    I have mine set to do this. The way I found to do it was.

    Personalization-->Lock Screen -->Screen Saver Settings

    Set the screen saver to "none", the wait timer to however long you want, and check the box that says "On resume display logon screen".

    I don't know if it's meant to work this way, or if it somehow fools the system to think that the screen saver mode was stopped, but, for me, after 15 minutes my screen goes directly to the lock screen.
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  4. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    Don' t understand why anyone would want to go to the lock screen rather than have a screen saver kick in.
    What is the advantage or reason to do this?

    Just curious.
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  5. Posts : 36
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ztruker said:
    Don' t understand why anyone would want to go to the lock screen rather than have a screen saver kick in.
    What is the advantage or reason to do this?

    Just curious.
    No real reason other than aesthetic. I keep my laptop hooked up to my TV in my living room, and my lock screen looks nicer than Windows' garbagety screensavers.
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  6. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    I have some gorgeous pictures I use as screen savers.

    Thanks for the info though, I was just curious.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Win10
       #7

    you could go to the Lock Screen manually by pressing Windows Key + L.
    useful in organisations when you have to walk away from your PC and don't want prying eyes or can't wait for the auto timer to kick in.
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  8. Posts : 36
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I tried to find some cool screensavers earlier but they seem to be a relic of the past at this point, perhaps I'll go the slideshow route with some photos if this doesn't work out.
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  10. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
       #10

    Can you enable the login screen option for the screensaver and have the screen not turn off?

    It's f*cking stupid. You get the screensaver for one minute than it turns off....
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