Windows 10: Screen not turning on after a screen timeout

Discus and support Screen not turning on after a screen timeout in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; So in my laptop, in the power and sleep settings, I have set the screen to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Quite a number of times I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Abhishek G.S., Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Screen not turning on after a screen timeout


    So in my laptop, in the power and sleep settings, I have set the screen to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Quite a number of times I have faced this situation where the screen does not turn back on when I hit any keys on the keyboard. After a long wait, I have to force shut down the laptop by pressing the power button and then power it on again. This obviously is not good.I just went through my pc and I suspected this process called dwm.exe Desktop Window Manager which uses an absurd amount of memoryabout 3 gigs at times. I was tired of reading scan for malware and disable visual

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    Abhishek G.S., Jun 12, 2021
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    How to change the Screen Timeout settings

    Hello,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

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


    • Right click on the desktop and click on Personalization.

    • Click on Lock screen

    • On the bottom of the screen click on Screen Timeout.

    • Under screen select the Time period accordingly.
    Reply us back with the status of this issue. We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 12, 2021
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  3. Lock screen woes

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to try resolving the issue.

    Setting the timeout for Lock Screen

    • Press Windows + I and select personalization.
    • Select Lock screen.

    • Select the Screen Timeout setting.
    • Select the time of timeout you need and check.

    Keep us posted if the issue resolves to help you better.
     
    Sachin V Rao, Jun 12, 2021
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  4. Screen not turning on after a screen timeout

    Lock screen and timeout not needed for desktop!

    I notice that the tablet/phone lock screen is still appearing for Desktop/Laptop installs and wonder why.

    Previously when I enable turning off the lock screen in gpedit.msc it turns off the lock screen timeout too. But on the latest build I still get a much sooner timeout to my MS password than what I have set in Power Options.

    How do I turn off the supposed Lock Screen timeout when I don't have a lock screen? This is annoying, and surely will annoy MS' billion+ desktop customers who don't need a phone or tablet lockscreen or timeout on their desktop/laptop which already has familar timeouts to password in Power Options.
     
    gregrocker, Jun 12, 2021
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