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When playing a game in full screen mode, windows will kick me out of the game and go back to windows every 10 minutes.

I have no idea how this is happening.

  1. Screen saver is not enabled
  2. No scheduled tasks listed happen at that time interval
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Is it just starcraft2 that does this? or is it all games? –  spuder Aug 11 '13 at 4:21
    
Try closing background processes 1 by 1 until you find the one that caused it. Atleast 1 other person reported xwidget causing this behavior. techsupportforum.com/forums/f59/… –  spuder Aug 11 '13 at 4:25
    
@spuder How do you know it was SC2? –  Chipperyman Aug 11 '13 at 4:34
    
@chipperyman573 it's tagged "starcraft2" –  justbrowsing Aug 11 '13 at 4:35
    
All games do this. –  jefferino Aug 12 '13 at 2:08

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Ten minutes is often the time people set their computer to lock the screen. So even though you may have a screen saver disabled, you still might have the timeout lock enabled. You might also think that your movement in the game via keyboard/mouse/etc will signal to Windows to not lock but sometimes it still tries to lock. This was the source of my problem.

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