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How to Change 'Console lock display off timeout' in Windows 10

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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.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Console lock display off timeout setting in Power Options in Windows 10.

Note   Note
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.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options
  • Option Two: To Change "Console lock display off timeout" in Command Prompt


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Lock Screen Display Off Timeout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Lock Screen Display Off Timeout - Change in Windows 10
To Change "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options

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

If you haven't already, you will need to first add "Console lock display off timeout" to Power Options to be able to do this option.


1. Open the advanced power settings for your current chosen power plan.

2. Expand open the Display setting, set the Console lock display off timeout settings to how many minutes you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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The default time is 1 minute.

Setting the time to 0 (zero) minutes will set the display to never turn off from the console lock screen. Your monitor may still turn off on it's on if it has its own power saving feature.


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Lock Screen Display Off Timeout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Lock Screen Display Off Timeout - Change in Windows 10
To Change "Console lock display off timeout" in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. You can close the command prompt when finished. (see screenshot below)

(On battery (if available) )
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_VIDEO VIDEOCONLOCK <seconds>


(Plugged in)
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_VIDEO VIDEOCONLOCK <seconds>

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Substitute <seconds> in the commands above with how many seconds you want for the time.

The amount of seconds you enter will show rounded up or down to the nearest minute in Power Options.

The default time is 60 seconds (1 minute).

Setting the time to 0 (zero) seconds will set the display to never turn off from the console lock screen. Your monitor may still turn off on it's on if it has its own power saving feature.


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