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How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" from Power Options in Windows 10


Console lock display off timeout is the amount of minutes Windows will wait idle with no activity while on the lock screen when a user locks the computer before timing out and automatically turning off the display.

The Console lock display off timeout setting is not shown in Power Options by default.

This will only affect the lock screen that is displayed when a user locks the computer (Win+L).

The Console lock display off timeout setting is set to 1 minute by default for all power plans.

Any changes to the Console lock display off timeout setting will affect all users on the PC that use the same power plan.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Console lock display off timeout setting under Display in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options
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Add Console lock display off timeout to Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add Console lock display off timeout to Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO 8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO 8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add Console lock display off timeout to Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add Console lock display off timeout to Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Console lock display off timeout" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Console_lock_display_off_timeout.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Console lock display off timeout" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Console_lock_display_off_timeout.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn


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