Windows 10: Display time (seconds) until sleep triggered by idling

Discus and support Display time (seconds) until sleep triggered by idling in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In Win10 settings "Power & sleep" you can define Sleep (PC goes to sleep after x minutes or hours). The sleep is triggered if there is no user... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimhoyle, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:17 AM.

  1. jimhoyle Win User

    Display time (seconds) until sleep triggered by idling


    In Win10 settings "Power & sleep" you can define Sleep (PC goes to sleep after x minutes or hours). The sleep is triggered if there is no user interaction for the specified time. Is there some variable or something that contains the countdown towards sleep? I want to make a countdown timer display that shows how many seconds there is time left until sleep starts if there's not user interaction. And I want to create a warning that triggers if I have 5 minutes until sleep etc.

    I know AutoHotkey has a variable %A_TimeIdlePhysical%, which is pretty close, but I suspect another, more proper timer might exist. Because this AutoHotkey's timer is about idle, not exactly about a countdown torwards sleep.

    I know powercfg /query shows "Current AC Power Setting Index", which is the specified sleep after time in hex (but I want the actual timer which isn't just guessing the "time left" but is the actual variable for "time left" until sleep).

    :)
     

  2. Display and sleep settings

    Hi,

    In order to help you with the issue about the display and sleep settings, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you tried the troubleshooting steps suggested by MVP Andre Da Costa? If you did, what were the results?
    • For us to avoid redundancy of the troubleshooting process, what were the other steps you have done to resolve the issue?

    We look forward to your next post.

    Regards.
     
  3. Display will not sleep.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience caused to you and will help you solve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Click on Start>Settings>System.
    • In the left navigation pane, click on Power & sleep.
    • In the right pane, select the time limit for the system to go to sleep from the drop down list.

    Hope the information is helpful. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:18 AM
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  4. Jonas Flo Win User

    Display time (seconds) until sleep triggered by idling

    Bluetooth still on while idle

    Thanks for following the steps. Now, the settings won't take effect if you are only using normal PC idle mode. Normal functionality of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings are to stay connected even if PC is idle. With the settings that you have created, we would
    suggest that you set your PC to automatically go to Sleep or
    Hibernate
    once idle. In this way, the settings "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" should take effect.

    To set your PC to automatically go to Sleep or Hibernate when idle, please follow these steps:

    • Open Control Panel, set view by: Small
      icons.
    • Look for Power Options.
    • Click on Change when the computer sleeps on the left pane.
    • Set a timer.

    Please try it out. Hope it helps. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to come back to us.
     
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