Screen goes black after a few minutes without input?

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I have my power settings set to the normal settings, monitor turns off after 15 minutes of inactivity, computer goes to sleep after one hour.

    But what I'm seeing is that my monitor goes black after a few minutes of inactivity.

    It doesn't shut off, the monitor is still on, but it stops showing an image and is jut the black screen but with some illumination i.e. it's dark grey indicating that it is getting a signal.

    This isn't a big issue, it comes back the second that I move the mouse but I've never seen this before, it's only started with the Anniversary update.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Mike
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Never mind, as often happens it occurred to me as I was posting this message that this is acting like a screen saver.
    Sure enough my screen saver was turned on, and set to Blank and to 1 minute.

    I haven't used a screen saver in years but somehow the update changed the settings to make it like this.
     
    #2 MikeHawthorne, Aug 5, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016

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