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Windows 7: Problem: Screen turns off during movie

20 Jan 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Problem: Screen turns off during movie

Hello the Forum,

I know I have the screen(s) set to turn off after 15 minutes of non use. BUT I AM
watching a movie. It seems ridiculous that I should have to change the setting to
0 or 15 (or what ever) to watch a movie. The computer is in use! If there is no way
to fix this, is there a command I can use in the cmd window? At least I could run
a batch file from a shortcut icon. And, yes it is worth turn the screen off when the
computer is left alone.

Thanks for any help, Stan

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21 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (VM)

Hello BrassCat

I commonly also like to watch videos on my PC. By default I am pretty sure that Windows should not turn off the screen when playing videos.

Sometimes it can also depend on what software you have that you use to play your videos. I would highly recommend downloading VLC Media Player and seeing if it makes a difference opposed to Windows Media Player or other software that plays videos.
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21 Jan 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Set it to never turn off.
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