Windows 10: Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity

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  1.    18 Jan 2017 #81

    an opened windows may prevent windows to automatically sleep.
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  2.    18 Jan 2017 #82

    T0mmy1977 said: View Post
    This from another forum fixed this issue for me.

    Got to:


    Edit each of the sub-keys. Each corresponds to one of the power plans. If you choose ACSettings (Decimal value is 3600 seconds for 1 hour) you are choosing a behavior for when the machine is plugged in, DCSettings are for battery power.
    mfaklis said: View Post
    an opened windows may prevent windows to automatically sleep.
    Mfaklis: but my system had no problem sleeping with an opened window (Outlook) prior to make the registry changes Tommy1997 suggested. And even now it has no problem sleeping with Outlook open when I manually initiate sleep.
    With the changes to the registry, the system doesn't seem to honor the settings in my Power plans (Balance, Power saver, High performance nor Stable Mode), which have different times than what I entered via the registry ? Interestingly it does honor the Power settings (or did prior to making the registry changes) when I only used my laptops monitor, but ignored them and went to sleep in 2 minutes when I only use my external monitor.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #83

    You can correct this issue in the Screen Saver options. windows 10 lockscreen - Microsoft Community
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  4.    30 Jan 2017 #84


    Sincerely thank you for your post on this. I was literally losing my ****ing mind lol. Your directions were spot on and were simple to follow. I created this account just to say thank you, cheers bro.
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  5.    06 Feb 2017 #85

    1. Click on the windows icon
    2. Type regedit
    3. Right-click on regedit icon, click Run as administrator
    4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0
    5. Double click on Attributes
    6. Enter number 2.
    7. Go to Advanced power settings (click on Windows button, write power options, click on Power Options, in the selected plan click on the Change plan settings, click on the Change advanced power settings).
    8. Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable
    9. Click Sleep, then System unattended sleep timeout, then change these settings from 2 Minutes to 20 for example.
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  6.    09 Feb 2017 #86

    andy01 said: View Post
    Only been using Windows 10 for a week & yes, this little bug was starting to annoy me... The fix 'post above' worked for me perfectly for around 2 minutes! Turns out in the end to be VERY simple...
    My screen saver was set to blank @ 2 minutes. Clicked/ selected screensaver to (none), Done, problem solved! Thanks all for taking the trouble to share!
    Hi everybody with a blank screen problem my problem was of the past when i just changed my screensaver to none and rebooted
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  7.    25 Jul 2017 #87

    The most simplest way..

    Right-click on desktop > Personalize > Lock Screen and turn this off: "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" 👍🏼

    Just to be sure, enter below on Cortana lock screen settings and make sure the Lock Screen option is switched also off!!

    Don't mention it, I switched to macOS for good! 😂👍🏼
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  8.    29 Jul 2017 #88

    Screen times out aftera few seconds over and over

    I keep being interrupted by a timeout where the screen goes black after few seconds and keeps doing so even after I set the timeout to 5 or 15 minutes or longer. It always comes back on when I move the cursor a few times. Eventually the timeout delay gets longer than a few seconds but not until much later in my computer sessions. This interferes with my work so I hope someone can help.
    Last edited by pylyshyn; 29 Jul 2017 at 23:55. Reason: spelling
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