How to Change the Lock Screen Timeout Period in Windows 8
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.
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.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Homebrew with Esi Juli@ soundcard and Dell 2007FP dualhead setup OS Windows 8/7/XP/2000/Ubuntu/MacOS CPU Intel Core2Duo E8400 (2x3ghz) Motherboard Gigabyte EP41-UD3L Memory 4GB DDR2 Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
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.