Windows 10: Trouble with screen timeout. Solved

  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    Trouble with screen timeout.


    I'm using Windows 10 and I changed all of my When Computer Sleeps settings and my screen still goes black after about 30 seconds of inactivity. Not really sure why this happens because I changed all of the settings for the screen shutting off to never. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Aug 2015 #2

    Just a thought. Maybe the monitor isn't going to sleep. It could be that your screensaver is set to 'Blank' after 1min. If so, you would need to set it to 'None'

    And welcome to the forum
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  3.    12 Aug 2015 #3

    That seems to have been the issue. Thank you for the help and thanks, I'm glad to be a part of it!
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Just a thought. Maybe the monitor isn't going to sleep. It could be that your screensaver is set to 'Blank' after 1min. If so, you would need to set it to 'None'

    And welcome to the forum
    Screensaver was indeed set to Blank, with timer at 1 minute.
    Now the question is, why? I didn't do that, so the computer did it by itself. How did that setting get changed, if not by me? It's a harmless prank that may actually save a few ergs, but I don't like strangers mucking with my settings. Plus, if a stranger did that, then what part of my computer can they not hack?
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  5.    02 Oct 2015 #5

    Never mind - I solved it


    After posting here I continued to search for answers and found another post on this forum. Using some of what was posted there I was able to find the answer; here is the response I posted there:

    Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    Setting the screensaver to "none" did not help for me. My power options are 15 minutes to turn off the screen and 20 minutes to put the computer to sleep, by after three minutes my monitors (laptop and external) go black. I am not sure if the computer is trying to go to sleep or what, but I can't get everything back unless I hit a key or click the mouse; simply moving the mouse doesn't work. And when it comes back I'm at the logon screen, even though my screensaver option for "on resume ..." is not checked.

    I am using Windows 10, upgraded from Windows 8.1, which itself was upgraded from Windows 8. With both 8 and 8.1 my screen would never lock, although the monitor would turn off after the specified number of minutes.
    Last edited by barriesargent; 02 Oct 2015 at 22:27. Reason: Solved It
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  6.    07 Jan 2016 #6

    powuh said: View Post
    I'm using Windows 10 and I changed all of my When Computer Sleeps settings and my screen still goes black after about 30 seconds of inactivity. Not really sure why this happens because I changed all of the settings for the screen shutting off to never. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    for anyone reading this... I had the same problem only blanking after 1 minute. I went to the screen saver settings and even though it was set to NONE, I changed it to an actual screen saver, saved, then changed it back to none. the problem went away.
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  7.    29 Feb 2016 #7

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Just a thought. Maybe the monitor isn't going to sleep. It could be that your screensaver is set to 'Blank' after 1min. If so, you would need to set it to 'None'.
    Ah, saved my sanity. Thank you
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  8.    06 Oct 2016 #8

    Thank you!!!!!! This has bothering me for over a year now!
    Finally!
    Take that, stupid microsoft!!!
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  9.    15 Dec 2016 #9

    powuh said: View Post
    I'm using Windows 10 and I changed all of my When Computer Sleeps settings and my screen still goes black after about 30 seconds of inactivity. Not really sure why this happens because I changed all of the settings for the screen shutting off to never. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I am having the same trb
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  10.    15 Dec 2016 #10

    Thank you soooo much I have tried everything else, BUT this and it worked.. !!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo
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