Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10  

    Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10

    Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Require Sign-in after Specified Time when Display Turns Off in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    10 Aug 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Require Sign-in after Specified Time when Display Turns Off in Windows 10


    The DelayLockInterval time in Windows 10 is the amount of time after the display turns off before you are required to sign in when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on without the computer going to sleep or hibernate first.

    When the display turns off automatically on Windows 10 desktop and laptop type devices, you are not required to sign in by default when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on. You can continue where you left off when the display turns back on without being required to sign in first.

    When the display turns off automatically on Windows 10 2-in-1, convertible, Surface, and tablet type devices, you are required to sign in by default when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on. You will be required to dismiss the lock screen, and sign in to Windows 10 before being able to continue where you left off when the display turns back on.

    If you have a short turn off display time set and are constantly having to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on, it can be a real pain to also be required to sign in each time if you have a short DelayLockInterval time delay.

    If you are not required to sign in after the display turns off, you may want to enable and set a specified DelayLockInterval time delay to automatically require sign in for better security.

    If you like, you can enable and change or disable this DelayLockInterval time delay depending on what you want for your situation.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable require sign-in after a specified time when the display turns off for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1 Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10-delaylockinterval-1.png


    3 In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the DelayLockInterval DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    If you do not have a DelayLockInterval DWORD value, right click on an empty area in the right pane of the the Desktop key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type DelayLockInterval for the name, and press Enter to create it.


    4 Select (dot) Decimal, type a number for how many seconds you want for the delay time, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Deleting the DelayLockInterval DWORD will disable to never require you to sign-in after the display turns off.

    Setting the the DelayLockInterval DWORD value to 0 (number zero) will enable to always instantly require you to sign-in after the display turns off.

    Setting the the DelayLockInterval DWORD value to any number in seconds well enable requiring you to sign in after the display turns off and after this specified time in seconds.

    Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10-delaylockinterval-2.png


    5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 23
    All Windows Versions
       #1

    LTSC 2019


    Hello
    Just an FYI, cannot seem to get anything to work correctly in 2019 LTSC
    Screen goes off, password prompt appears
    Tried this key change and these key changes

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "InactivityTimeoutSecs"=dword:00000000
    tried at all fff's and a number?


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000002

    then changing the setting in power

    reboots etc. no good, stuck with a screensaver.....
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 23
    All Windows Versions
       #2

    DOH!


    Made an OOPS, this was actually resolved by removing an old GPO about requiring a password on wakeup
    Windows 7 did not use this setting on a screen going off, Windows 10 does
    Removed the GPO and reset the keys, all is well, screens go off, no password prompt!

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
    "ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
    "DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 248
    Win 10 Pro 64
       #3

    I have tried the suggestions in the boxes but even after adding the missing key it made no difference at all DelayLockInterval

    It was only a few days ago that the behaviour changed. Until then I never had to use the PIN to get back in. In fact I could boot the PC straight into Windows without using any login at all.

    So what has changed?
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Snugglebugs said:
    I have tried the suggestions in the boxes but even after adding the missing key it made no difference at all DelayLockInterval

    It was only a few days ago that the behaviour changed. Until then I never had to use the PIN to get back in. In fact I could boot the PC straight into Windows without using any login at all.

    So what has changed?
    Hello,

    This would make no difference on requiring sign-in or not.

    I'll continue this in your other post below on this subject.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
      My Computers


 

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