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Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8


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Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change 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.
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How to Change Lock Screen Display Off Timeout Period in Windows 8 and 8.1
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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.
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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#2
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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You're most welcome altjx, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)
 

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#7
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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#9
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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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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Hi brink,

I'm not sure whether this is related or not, now i'm not talkin bout this lock screen time out (tried your above tutorial, didn't work out 4me), but my problem is quite simple, my monitor automatically shut off when idle (for about 1min), it's really annoying when i'm reading or writing and needs to think a bit while my monitor shuts down auto when idle. And needs to shake the mouse to turn it on.

So my question is, how to get this fixed? Tried your way but couldn't get the result. Still automatically shut down when idle 1 min.
Thanks.
 

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Hello Shrine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This tutorial is only for the timeout period to turn off the display when you have already locked the computer instead. That's why it didn't work for you. :(

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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#13
Thanks for this tutorial. I would lock my computer and switch the screen off when leaving the PC for longer than 5 minutes. Very often when returning, I would switch the screen back on, move the mouse, hit space bar, hit "wake" on keyboard, tap the power button - all to no avail, and finally be forced to press the reset button.

The latest result is that my tabs in Firefox got all messed up. Hopefully this will fix the issue as I've set the lock screen to go dark after 120 minutes now.
 
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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#15
i have the same problem when i connect my laptop with microsoft account, and some pop up show, i klik yes but dont know what this all about.
after that, my laptop always lock every 1 minute, and that bother me so much. i change all setting(turn off display, lock time out, etc) to "never" in my power setting option, but nothing happen, my laptop still lock every minute.

this tutorial work great for me so far,, thank you so much.

how can you know the registry for that option exist, where do you learn it, why microsoft make some hiden option like this.

update:
this tutorial is working tooo
[Fix] Lock Screen Appears Automatically at Constant Intervals in Windows 8 and Later - AskVG
 
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I'm glad the tutorial could help tyupox, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's from years of digging in the registry. After a while, you get a feel for where things should be that makes finding it easier. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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