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I'm running win7 on a desktop. Power scheme is always on. Only the monitor is supposed to turn off.

Sometimes it will turn off, other times it won't.

Usually when it does not, what I have on screen is chrome browser with a flash app.

Any ideas why monitor off does not kick in?

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There is a problem with Chrome and the way it takes focus in Windows. The problem is detailed by many people here:


The workaround is to set your screen saver to 1 minute less than the power off time for the monitor.

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Possibly because the Flash app is running.

Try it with Chrome but no Flash app and another browser with a Flash app.

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Exactly my thought. Big question is how to make power management work properly, regardless on what's on the display. –  user20171 Dec 6 '09 at 8:20
Well if you do my tests you'll know for certain, and knowing is half way to solving. –  ChrisF Dec 6 '09 at 21:05

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