Solved Windows 11 Screen Timeout Settings

psychocyr

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So I've run into a minor issue that I've noticed with Windows 11. I have the power setting to shut off my monitors after 15 minutes of inactivity, however, that does not seem to be happening at all. My screens stay on all the time. I've tried changing power plans several times and everything except turning off my monitors works. Just curious if anyone else has this issue or has seen/heard about it? I am on Windows 11 Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.348).
 
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So I've run into a minor issue that I've noticed with Windows 11. I have the power setting to shut off my monitors after 15 minutes of inactivity, however, that does not seem to be happening at all. My screens stay on all the time. I've tried changing power plans several times and everything except turning off my monitors works. Just curious if anyone else has this issue or has seen/heard about it? I am on Windows 11 Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.348).


If anything vibrates the mouse, Windows will interpret that as... activity.
I've had a dumb $9 mouse, "feel" me walking by the computer and so, stop the monitor from shutting down.

Expensive, super sensitive mice, will react to even more subtle vibrations.

If you feel this isn't the cause, then I would start by running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt.
 

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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

psychocyr

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If anything vibrates the mouse, Windows will interpret that as... activity.
I've had a dumb $9 mouse, "feel" me walking by the computer and so, stop the monitor from shutting down.

Expensive, super sensitive mice, will react to even more subtle vibrations.

If you feel this isn't the cause, then I would start by running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt.
Ran scannow and everything came back good with no issues. I have a wireless mouse which I will turn off to see if this is what is causing the issue.
I'm just curious as I never had this happen when I was running Windows 10. It's not a big deal, just a slight annoyance.
 

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Ran scannow and everything came back good with no issues. I have a wireless mouse which I will turn off to see if this is what is causing the issue.
I'm just curious as I never had this happen when I was running Windows 10. It's not a big deal, just a slight annoyance.


This is one of the main reasons I don't use wireless devices.
For all we know, it could be your neighbor's garage door opener or TV remote, that's causing the problem.

I realize everything is supposed to be different assigned frequencies. But I have seen a lot of things cause interference.

Maybe it's aliens using our wireless frequencies to coordinate the invasion of Earth. :shawn:



Mulder and aliens guy.png
 
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    Win 11 Home 10.0.22000.469 (x64)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
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    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

psychocyr

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I have a feeling you are right. I will leave it be for now and see what happens.
 

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needlenoses

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My issue is similar in that the screensaver won't activate no matter what time I set. And mine worked just dandy with this mouse and Win 10 on same machine.
 

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    16 gig
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    Samsung S27D590
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    1920 X 1080
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    Samsung 1 T SSD/ WD 1T secondary
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