1.    17 Nov 2015 #1

    A Few Basic Questions; Brand New User


    Hello,

    Thanks for previous help.
    Sure is a lot to know.
    Blame it on old age now.

    A few questions, please:

    a. How can I have the PC, when it is shut off entirely, also shut off the Monitor (entirely) ?

    b. When not using overnight, is it "better" to let the PC go into sleep mode, or better to shut it off entirely ?
    Has it been shown that one mode is better for the PC's HD (and other components too, possibly) life ?

    c. How can I set the go-to-sleep time (when PC is inactive) on the PC ?

    d. Where can I find Screensavers ? How do I install and run them in W10 ?

    Much thanks,
    Bob
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 60
    10 Pro

    a: I don't know of any setting for this. Your monitor should be automatically shutting off completely when you shut down your PC.

    b: For a laptop or tablet, sleep will continue to drain the battery - shutting down is better. For a desktop that you power from a wall outlet, I don't think it matters much, but you might save a couple of $ per month by shutting down.

    c: Settings-->System-->Power and Sleep

    d:Settings-->Personalization, Background, lock screen, colors-->themes-->theme settings (can also right-click on desktop background and select 'Personalize' to reach this). Screen savers selection is found in lower right of 'theme settings' screen
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  3.    17 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,379
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    a: I don't know of any setting for this. Your monitor should be automatically shutting off completely when you shut down your PC.
    I don't believe this is true unless it's a laptop. On any desktop I've ever used, I have to manually turn off the display when I shutdown the computer.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
    a. How can I have the PC, when it is shut off entirely, also shut off the Monitor (entirely) ?

    b. When not using overnight, is it "better" to let the PC go into sleep mode, or better to shut it off entirely ?
    Has it been shown that one mode is better for the PC's HD (and other components too, possibly) life ?

    c. How can I set the go-to-sleep time (when PC is inactive) on the PC ?

    d. Where can I find Screensavers ? How do I install and run them in W10 ?
    To respond in my own way additionally to everyone else:

    a. You cannot. Monitors are created where they will go into a type of 'sleep' mode which saves electricity. Granted, it consumes a TINY bit of energy, but it seems the past generation cannot get over the fact that they grew up being required to turn the monitor off manually, because it wouldn't on its own. Old habits die hard. My recommendation: let it be. It even makes it easier to turn your computer on and have the monitor come to life by itself.

    b. Sleep mode, 100%. Microsoft recommends this method as well. Both methods will turn off the HDD/SSD anyway. Only real benefit I see is that sleep mode wakes the computer faster than a cold boot. I think MS mentioned something about wearing the PC down with constant bootups and shutdowns, but I'm not sure.

    c. Tutorial on how to set power options here: Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    d. Next to no one uses them any more. Sleep mode has replaced the need for them, and that is exactly why your monitor automatically goes to sleep after a time... instead of screen savers.
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  5.    18 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)

    I guess sleepmode is the new thing these days. But I do know some people had some really cool screensavers back in the day.
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