How to Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Windows 10


Windows Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

You can adjust the amount of idle time before a headset automatically goes to sleep for Windows Mixed Reality.

This tutorial will show you how to change the amount of idle time before a headset automatically goes to sleep for Mixed Reality for your account in Windows 10.


If your headset is sleeping and clicking the wake up button does not work, restart your PC.


Preventing the headset from going to sleep after more than 30 minutes of inactivity may cause display burn-in.


Windows Mixed Reality is deprecated and will be removed in a future release of Windows. This deprecation includes the Mixed Reality Portal app, and Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR and Steam VR Beta.



Contents

  • Option One: Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Registry Editor






OPTION ONE

Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Settings


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Mixed reality icon.

2 Click/tap on Headset display on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Never, Let Windows decide, or a time in minutes or hours you want in the Sleep timeout drop menu on the right side.

The default sleep timeout is 3 minutes.


4 You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION TWO

Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

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

If you are wanting to set Let Windows decide, then you would want to delete the IdleTimerDuration DWORD if available instead, and go to step 5.

If you do not have a IdleTimerDuration DWORD available and not wanting to Let Windows decide, then right click on an empty space in the right pane of the Holographic key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type IdleTimerDuration for the name, and press Enter.


4 Select (dot) Decimal, enter the value data for the sleep timeout you want from the table below, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Sleep timeout Value data
3 minutes (default) 180000
5 minutes 300000
10 minutes 600000
15 minutes 900000
20 minutes 1200000
25 minutes 1500000
30 minutes 1800000
45 minutes 2700000
1 hour 3600000
2 hours 7200000
3 hours 10800000
4 hours 14400000
5 hours 18000000
Never 0

5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink