Windows 10: Putting the screen to sleep manually?

Discus and support Putting the screen to sleep manually? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Years ago I use to have an app that would let me put the screen to sleep simply by moving the cursor to any corner of the screen (for privacy).... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by BobNewman1, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Putting the screen to sleep manually?


    Years ago I use to have an app that would let me put the screen to sleep simply by moving the cursor to any corner of the screen (for privacy). Recently someone (here?) gave me a command (it may have been a sortcut, or seperate app) that would tell Windows to do this. I had some trouble with my computer and after Best Buy fixed it the computer no longer does this. Can someone please tell me how to get the computer to do this again? Help please.

    Thanks in advance... Bob

    :)
     
    BobNewman1, Jun 20, 2019
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  2. Screen Sleep

    Hi Al,





    You can disable screen sleep by configuring the Power Settings. To configure the Power Settings, follow these steps:



    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose System.
    • Select Power & Sleep.
    • Under Sleep, select Never from the drop-down menu.


    Let us know if you need additional assistance.
     
    Kristine Arp, Jun 20, 2019
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  3. Rose Cal Win User
    after putting my desktop to sleep the mouse and keyboard are no longer active

    Hi Cal,

    Outdated drivers may be one of the possible causes why your mouse and keyboard is not working after putting your desktop from sleep. To assist you better, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Have you tried updating your drivers?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you check for the latest update for the drivers.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 20, 2019
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  4. Icyeros Win User

    Putting the screen to sleep manually?

    My computer's "Sleep after X" sleep is deeper than manual sleep

    With Sleep after X minutes, all fans shut down. A mouse click or key press is required to wake the system. This is ideal.

    When I manually sleep via the start menu, fans stay on and mouse movement wakes the system.

    powercfg -a lists this:

    Standby (S3)

    Hibernate

    Fast Startup

    Automatic hibernation is off, only sleep is on in power settings.

    I'm on 16299

    So, my question is, how do I manually put my computer into this deeper sleep state?
     
    Icyeros, Jun 20, 2019
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