Windows 10: After period of inactivity, computer defaults to "Settings" screen Solved

  1.    05 Dec 2016 #1

    After period of inactivity, computer defaults to "Settings" screen

    Build 14971 - When computer is booted, it boots to the desktop. However, after a period of inactivity (maybe 15 minutes or so), it changes from the desktop to the "Settings" page. While it is only a minor problem, it irritates me to not find the desktop on the screen. This never happened in previous builds of Win 10, only 14971.

    I should note that in "Power Options" in the "Control Panel", I have set my Power Plan as "High Performance", and have set the computer to "Never" turn off the display and to "Never" put the computer to sleep. I do not know if this is related to my problem, but mention it if it is.I also looked at other "Settings" and could find nothing that should cause this activity.

    Your ideas and solutions will be appreciated..
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  2. Posts : 14,088
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Dec 2016 #2

    This is a known issue with build 14971. Extract from release notes (Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971 for PC - Windows 10 Forums):

    Known issues for PC

    • Navigating to Settings > System > Battery will crash the Settings app.
    • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work as expected. Desired brightness change could be done via the Action Center or by going to Settings > System > Display.
    • Apps such as Store, Photos, and People may launch on their own after your PC has been inactive for a period of time. To stop these apps from launching on their own, un-maximize the app before closing it.
    • As we have previously announced we are working on the Windows Holographic Shell that is going to be included in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. In today’s flight you will see the Windows Holographic First Run app. While you will be able to launch the app and walk through the first few screens, it won’t detect any hardware. This app and the Windows Holographic Shell is still under active development here at Microsoft and with our partners.
    Although Settings app is not specifically mentioned in highlighted part above, it's a UWP app too and this applies to it.

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  3.    06 Dec 2016 #3

    Thanks, Kari ... I hope they fix this in the next released build.

    Since my post, I have had the same problem with the "Store", which confirms what you and the release notes have said. I usually read the release notes, but failed to do so this time. I shall read them next release.

    Thankfully, this is a minor problem.
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