Windows 10: Laptop falling asleep while listening to music, podcasts, etc.

  1.    19 Sep 2015 #1

    Laptop falling asleep while listening to music, podcasts, etc.


    A few weeks ago, my laptop started falling asleep in the middle of me listening to music, podcasts, etc. It never used to do this. I have the time set to turn off the screen after a minute, and then a minute after to fall asleep. Before this started being an issue, it would not fall asleep if an audio stream was in use, but now if I am on battery power, it will. This morning when my laptop was plugged in, I set the time to turn off the screen and fall asleep to a minute for when it is plugged in, and it wouldn't fall asleep while I was listening to music, so this seems to only be an issue when I'm running off of battery power.

    Thanks for any help!
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  2.    19 Sep 2015 #2

    Hi, check your power plan settings - when using battery power.
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options
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  3.    19 Sep 2015 #3

    I did that. Everything seems to be set to the same settings as when it's plugged in
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  4.    20 Sep 2015 #4

    Conversely, what happens if you extend the time from what appears to be 2 minutes before sleep, if I've understood correctly?
    - may be of interest.
    Can you confirm it's going to sleep, or is the screen just going black?

    (Meanwhile to alleviate the problem (not solve it) you could try 'Don't sleep' - a freeware utility)
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  5.    20 Sep 2015 #5

    close but wrong power option

    This power option,

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  6.    20 Sep 2015 #6

    It's definitely going to sleep, as in the middle of a song or youtube video if I don't touch it, it will just stop playing and sleep. By changing the battery option to optimizing video quality, it has stopped falling asleep during youtube videos, however it is ongoing for listening to music or podcasts.
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