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Display turns off every 60 seconds

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Display turns off every 60 seconds


    I upgraded to Win8 from Win7 a few weeks ago. The display goes black after 60 seconds of inactivity no matter what setting I change. I would like to read documents without having to hit the space bar every minute.

    My laptop is a Samsung Series 7 and requires Samsung Easy Settings to run the backlit keyboard. I've looked for a setting in the Samsung software, but don't think that is the problem.

    I've also tried to adjust the power plan and advanced settings with no luck. My current power plan is set to Never on turn off the display. Adaptive brightness is turned off.

    Anyone have an idea here?

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  2. #2


    Welcome to Eight Forums, cygnusx1. Good to have you.

    Seems to me to be a conflict with 8 and the Samsung Easy Settings. Have you searched the Samsung site or forums?

    Have you tried turning off Samsung settings just to try?
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello cygnusx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also check to make sure your screen saver is turned off.

    Screen Saver - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8


    Thanks for the replies! Screen Saver is off and problem persists. Easy Settings is now uninstalled and seems to be the issue.
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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  6. #6


    Yes. Thanks for posting back.

    No option to turn off? You had to uninstall? No other options in that program that you needed?
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    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    Bump. What in the world is "Easy settings" and how do you uninstall it? I don't see this anywhere in my Programs & Features and I feel silly for even going to look for it... Never heard of this.

    Would love if you can help me fix this issue. Tired of walking back to my computer after 5 minutes and all three of my monitors are black from inactivity.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello altjx,

    That would be the "Samsung Easy Settings" that came preinstalled on Cygnusx's OEM PC. It's not part of Windows.

    If you have not already, check using the tutorial below to set how long you want your PC to be idle before the display(s) turn off, or set them to never turn off.

    Display - Turn Off in Windows

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    I think that's for laptops only, because I don't have those options. However, I was able to find the solution. It was an issue with the lock screen timing out. Found the fix on another page by this site.

    Thanks for your feedback, however!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    This below must have been it then.

    Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8
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