Shut off display

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Peter Kinross
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Shut off display

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For decades I have had my computer set to turn off the display after a certain time of no use. I now cannot find that option, all I can do is put the computer to sleep. This means that the next time I want to use it, I have to wait a fair while for it to awaken. Very frustrating.
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Re: Shut off display

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Select Start > Settings.
Select System.
Select 'Power & Sleep' in the navigation pane on the left.

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Re: Shut off display

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Over the last few months, I have googled this and only ever managed to have the computer go to sleep.
I can't comprehend how I missed this obvious way of doing it. Probably the way I have always been doing it.
I am embarrassed :sad: .
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Re: Shut off display

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Nope! Unfortunately that doesn't work.
10 min delay was fine, 1 hour delay reverted to computer going to sleep, taking 1 min to wake up.
Anyone have an idea as to what else can be coming into play?
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Re: Shut off display

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Click the Start button.
Type control panel and press Enter.
Select Power.
Click Change when the computer sleeps
You'll see the monitor off and computer sleep times here.
Click Change advanced power settings
You'll see here when the hard disk is shut off.
Does that provide a clue?
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Remember that depending on what ALL you have running at the of power down, it will take longer to start back up.

ALL programs and files are copied to the hard drive and then copies back to RAM, a minute is NOT beyond being reasonable!
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Re: Shut off display

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Hans, hard disc shut off time = 0. I looked at this a few days ago. I assume that this means it never shuts off.
Dave, I don't want it to power down/sleep. All I want is to turn of the display.
I found a registry alteration, I'll let you know how that goes.
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