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Windows 7: Monitor going to sleep regardless of settings.

05 Aug 2011   #1
Fragged

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Monitor going to sleep regardless of settings.

Hello forum.
My monitor goes to sleep after about 10 minutes when I am watching a movie or something. Its really annoying because I have changed the screensaver and monitor power settings (in display settings) to never, I have changed the power settings (in Control Panel -> Power Settings -> Edit Settings -> Advanced) and put everything at never. Still the problem persists. Any ideas?

Thanks.


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05 Aug 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'd look on Microsoft Knowledge Base to see if it's an issue with a fix. Other than that, a work-around may be a macro program that detects idle time, then maybe after 5 minutes idle, moves the mouse or presses a key that has no effect, like shift key down, then release, to fool the idle time out.
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05 Aug 2011   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

did you reboot a couple times after changing the settings?
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05 Aug 2011   #4
Fragged

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@milesahead Cheers for the idea. I will try the macro thingy.

@DMHolt57 Not sure about the reboot thing. I normally only reboot when prompted.
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05 Aug 2011   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also I wrote this tiny program to flush settings changes. I call it UpdateEnv. It's free. You can download here:

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If you hit it 3 or 4 times after making a registry setting or other change it can sometimes avoid having to log out, then back in, to get a setting to "stick."

Also I found some settings in Control Panel can be flaky. If I change a setting, often I close the control panel applet, then open it back up to make sure it didn't revert to the old setting.
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