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~ How to Shutdown Win 8.1 when idle ? ~

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    Win 8.1

    ~ How to Shutdown Win 8.1 when idle ? ~


    ~ How to Shutdown Win 8.1 when idle ? ~

    I would like to Shutdown Win 8.1 when idle for 10 minutes.

    Thanks

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    Windows 8.1


    Go to the start icon on the bottom left of the screen, right click and scroll to shut down or sign out.
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    Win 8.1


    I would like Win 8.1 t to do it automatically without my interaction.

    Seeking: Win 8.1 auto shutdown after some idle time.
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    Windows 8.1
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    Sunnyvale, CA USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    Are you sure you want that? If you watch a fifteen minute video, the system might shutdown at 2/3.
    Usually 'idle' is based on last keystroke or mouse button or user interaction.
    You can't really use CPU utilization because that varies even when 'idle'.
    This is a complex issue.
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    Win 8.1


    Rocky:

    Under "Conditions" there is a click-box Wait for idle for: ... please explain this option.

    The procedure does NOT work for me.

    Please verify this procedure with 1 minutes idle time.

    Thanks
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    Win 8.1


    arachnaut: Just want Win 8.1 to shutdown just like Screen-saver activates.
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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    A simple way is download: Set Windows To Auto-Shutdown Or Run A Certain Program When Idle
    and run a startup.

    NOTE: watch for extra offer to install toolbar and decline it.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Instead of the utility, you can also use the Power Settings and either use one of the three profiles, or make up your own. I set when on battery, to shut down or sleep after 10 min's, shut screen off when lid is closed.

    Most laptops and desktops now come with a mfg utility that replaces the built in Windows Power profile. It just adds another profile that the utility uses. Here is the info from Microsoft.com that explains more about the power modes. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Sear...power%20saving
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