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Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

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    Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

    Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8
    How to Change Lock Screen Display Off Timeout Period in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    14 Aug 2012
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    How to Change Lock Screen Display Off Timeout Period in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will help show you how to change the amount of minutes Windows 8 will wait idle with no activity when the computer is already locked before timing out and automatically turning off the display.

    Note   Note

    • This will only work with the lock screen when a user locks the computer.
    • This will not work with the lock screen at startup or after a user signs out.





    Here's How:


    1. If the administrator has not already, the Console lock display off timeout option needs to be added to Advanced Power Settings.

    2. Open your Advanced Power Settings, expand Display and Console lock display off timeout. (see screenshots below)

    3. Set how many minutes you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)
    NOTE: The default time is 1 minute. Setting this to 0 (zero) minutes will set the display to never turn off from the lock screen.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    My computer lacks quite some of these options, probably because it isn't a laptop.
    Any idea's on this? I'd like the lock screen to remain a bit longer.

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    Hello stijnkraft,

    This option is not there by default. You would need to do step 1 first to add this option, then you will have it available to set.
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    Thanks for posting this tutorial. This lockout screen thing started pissing me off ^_^
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    You're most welcome altjx, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome altjx, and welcome to Eight Forums.
    I appreciate it!
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    This didn't fix the issue. Anyone else have another solution?
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    Hello Rae,

    Could you post back with more details about your issue to see if this tutorial applies to it or not, and what we may be able to do to help?
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    I am trying to use 3DMark11 and the system goes to the lock screen after 5 minutes which stops the app. Things I have tried:

    -Set all power all to 'Never'
    -Un-install 'Mail' app. I read somewhere this can cause this same issue.
    -Download reg hack to add back in the console option to the power settings.
    -Turn off the screensaver.
    -Installed 'Move Mouse'. Does nothing that I can see.

    I am using Win 8 Pro so there is no option to reset the security policies, as some have mentioned works. This problem doesn't occur when watching movies, etc.
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    Yeah, as you have already found out, this tutorial would not apply for this. It's only for the timeout period to turn off the display when you have already locked the computer.

    Please go ahead and create a new thread for this to keep this tutorial on topic, and we'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
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