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Windows 7: how to make application not to shut down screen?


08 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
how to make application not to shut down screen?

Hello there,

I have this little problem. I'm playing this game in window mode with my gamepad. The problem is that this specific game with windows settings allows screen to extinguish, and gamepad isn't interpreted as mice or keyboard so with no action screen goes black.

Is there a way to somehow tell windows to stop shutting down screen while this application is running?

Or maybe some tricky way of making two shortcuts in one, first something to turn off screen saving, then to start the game and finally bring back screen saving to previous settings?

Does anyone have any ideas, please?


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08 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

What game are you playing?
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08 Mar 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Does it matter? It's NFS shift in window mode. It could be anything else, i just want screen saving to be auto-turned off when running this specific application.
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09 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can make a batch file using powercfg to set your monitor timeout to a different value, and run it before playing the game. A second batch file resetting your monitor timeout to its original value will restore everything to the way it was before.
It's kind of explained here:

Power CFG Turn Monitor off - Petri.co.il forums by Daniel Petri
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09 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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09 Mar 2011   #6

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illogik View Post
You can make a batch file using powercfg to set your monitor timeout to a different value, and run it before playing the game. A second batch file resetting your monitor timeout to its original value will restore everything to the way it was before.
It's kind of explained here:

Power CFG Turn Monitor off - Petri.co.il forums by Daniel Petri
Yes, powercfg is exactly what i was looking for, thanks!

Usage of command changed a little bit, so here's my .bat file that i'm using for running my game now. Just in case someone would be interested.

Code:
:: first changing monitor timeout to none
powercfg /x -monitor-timeout-ac 0

:: now running game
SHIFT.exe

:: and bringing back monitor timeout setting to previous one
powercfg /x -monitor-timeout-ac 12
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