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Netflix and Windows lock screens....


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It seems a little silly to come here for help on this, but I'm having an issue watching movies on Netflix since I got a new Windows 8 PC...

I can watch them, no problem... but after an hour or so (I've not actually timed it yet) it goes to the lockscreen because of "inactivity".

I've scoured the web and done the 'fixes' to disable the lockscreen, and to edit the delay for it to kick in, but neither option has helped. (According to the sites I've been on, disabling the lock is only for the timeout period to turn off the display when you have already locked the computer, and that is not the issue for me.

What I have done, is to enable the option to display the console lock... and I have set it to 0 minutes, hoping that 0 would mean never, since "never" is not an option... didn't work. I set it to 600 minutes, hoping for a 10 time frame, just for giggles... and it still cut off after the hour or so into a movie.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, as I am disabled, and spend a great deal of time watching movies from my bed.

Thanks, in advance, for any help. Apologies if this is in the wrong section.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY h8-1400z Desktop PC
    CPU
    AMD FX-6120 six-core processor [3.6GHz, 6MB L2/8MB L3 Cache]
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)
    Memory
    6GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB AMD Radeon HD 7450 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]

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Hello and welcome! :)

I believe I've heard of this issue before with the Netflix app. Nothing else in Windows will cause it to go the lock screen?

If I remember correctly, I think this could be a bug with the app itself...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
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    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
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    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
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    Microsoft Touch Mouse
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    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014
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Hello and welcome! :)

I believe I've heard of this issue before with the Netflix app. Nothing else in Windows will cause it to go the lock screen?

If I remember correctly, I think this could be a bug with the app itself...
It seems that if I use the App, it doesn't go to the lock screen. I was having the problem with using the browser (Firefox). I'd much rather use the silverlight player in the Firefox browser to the App, but at least I know I can watch movies without it cutting to the lock screen half way through. (Still hopeful someone might be able to give me a fix for that...)

Thanks for the reply though!

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY h8-1400z Desktop PC
    CPU
    AMD FX-6120 six-core processor [3.6GHz, 6MB L2/8MB L3 Cache]
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)
    Memory
    6GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB AMD Radeon HD 7450 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]

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