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How to Set to Turn Off the Display after Specified Time in Windows


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This tutorial will show you how to specify how long you are inactive on your PC before your display(s) turns off automatically in Vista, Windows 7, Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Note   Note
When your display turns off, you would just need to move the mouse, touch the touchpad, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key for the display to turn back on.

Tip   Tip
If you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, you could use the setting in the tutorial link below to show your lock screen instead of turning off the display when your PC is inactive.

How to Turn On or Off the Lock Screen Slide Show in Windows 8.1

When my PC is inactive, show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen

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Display - Turn Off in Windows OPTION ONE Display - Turn Off in Windows
Choose when to Turn Off Display in your Power Plan Settings

1. Open your power plan settings.

2. To the right of Turn off the display, select how long you want your PC inactive before your display(s) turn off for when your PC is On battery and Plugged in, then click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If your PC is AC only, then you will only have one setting instead of On battery and Plugged in.

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Display - Turn Off in Windows OPTION TWO Display - Turn Off in Windows
Choose when to Turn Off Display in Advanced Power Plan Settings

1.
Open your advanced power plan settings.

2. Scroll down and expand Display and Turn off display after. Select how long you want your PC inactive before your display(s) turn off for when your PC is On battery and Plugged in, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If your PC is AC only, then you will only have one setting instead of On battery and Plugged in.

(0 = Never)

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Display - Turn Off in Windows OPTION THREE Display - Turn Off in Windows
Choose when to Turn Off Display in PC settings in Windows 8.1

1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on PC & devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on Power & Sleep on the left side of PC & devices. On the right side under Screen, select how long you want your PC inactive before your display(s) turn off for when your PC is On battery and Plugged in. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If your PC is AC only, then you will only have one setting instead of On battery and Plugged in.

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3. When finished, you could close PC settings if you like.





That's it,
Shawn


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