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computer idle goes to login ?

Posted on 2012-08-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-12
currently my computer goe to the login screen if not for 3 minutes.
where can I change this, I want it to go to login only if idle for more than two hours.
Question by:Jess31
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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Look in your screen saver and set it for a longer time. Screen saver is the one that enforces login screen (even if there is no screen saver image).

Power manager just dims the screen but does not cause the login screen.

... Thinkpads_User
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Go to PCs Control Panel then Power Options & extend the time for Power Saving / Sleep / Hibernation modes or set them to never.

If XP see this guide:

Windows requires a password to unlock the computer when it wakes from sleep.
change the password requirement when my computer wakes from sleep
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by:greg ward
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Try start run


works in xp
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by:John Hurst
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Thank you, and I was pleased to help you with this.  ... Thinkpads_User

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