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VESA DPMS not working with xscreensaver

I have a monitor fully VESA DPMS capable. I am using Gentoo stable with XFCE. For xscreensaver: I have the setting "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode" enabled. For xscreensaver: I have the setting ...
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2answers
336 views

How can I get my Windows 8 PC monitor to power off like a phone?

Here is what I would like to happen (and what I mean by "like a phone"): I use my PC I stop input to the PC (therefore "idle") Some time passes (say 3 minutes) There is an indicator that the monitor ...
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1answer
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ASUS N56VZ-S4209P Screen saver, Screen dimming,sleep/hibernation mode not working according to power management settings

I have a problem with my ASUS N56VZ-S4209P(Win8, I7-3630QM) laptop. If I use the fn+f7 command to turn off the screen it turns on by itself after a few seconds (the time varies between 1-10 seconds). ...
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592 views

Power off screen not working in Windows 8

I've searched here and found this for windows 7. Would this be applicable to Windows 8 on a laptop? I would be surprised if we have to fiddle in the BIOs to get a basic function working...? I'm ...
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0answers
277 views

Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows ...
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0answers
78 views

Making Windows 7 ignore the first click/keystroke when screen is off

I find this functionality very convenient in OS X, any way I can get Windows 7 to behave similarly?
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1answer
317 views

Samsung LCD 214T gets stuck in power saving mode

I've had this monitor (Samsung 214T) for more than 5 years, and had to replace the capacitors a couple years ago. It still works beautifully, but it's always had a similar problem that when I ...
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1answer
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How to disable screen shutdown after 1 hour in Fedora 17 (Gnome)?

Fedora 17 doesn't seem to have a "Never" option for the screen timeout setting. Is it possible to disable this power-saving feature? This is for a machine showing a dashboard which should always be ...
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Why does my display dim then get brighter on my HP laptop [closed]

I'm posting this question actually with an answer so as to maybe help others who have experienced it. Now, please keep an open mind... I recently purchased a new HP notebook running Windows 7. I like ...
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0answers
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No monitor after Windows 7 update

I recently installed Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. After updating, my machine would start but the screen remained off. I was able to fix this by connecting an external monitor. The ...
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In Windows 7, why won't my display stay off despite the power settings saying it should?

I'm completely stumped by this. My simple use case is that when I'm in bed, I use a cordless mouse to browse the web, watch videos, etc. - the monitor is across the room. When I'm going to sleep, I ...
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0answers
212 views

How to find out which program prevents monitor going to sleep on Windows XP?

On a machine running Windows XP I have the problem that the monitor often does not enter standby/sleep mode. I guess this is caused by some program that is running, because it reliably works if I ...
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1answer
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How to make VGA display go into standby when no computer/laptop connected

At my work most people use laptops, in combination with a stand-alone Dell LCD (connected through a VGA cable). Problem: if you unplug your laptop from the display, the display doesn't go to sleep ...
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Windows 7 does not turn off monitor displays

I upgraded my long-standing Windows Vista desktop to Windows 7 over the last weekend, and now I notice my three monitors do not turn off after the stipulated 15 minutes as specified in the Power ...
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3answers
174 views

What is the recommended delay to put LCD/LED screens to sleep?

My LCDs and LEDs screens are configured to enter sleep mode after 5 minutes of computer inactivity, and I have being using this setup for years. Today, I was wondering if I could lower this delay, ...
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3answers
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Power scheme faulty

I use a laptop. When I take the power cable out to run on batteries, the screen darkens, as it is no longer so bright, to save on battery power. When I put the power cable back in, the screen ...
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3answers
9k views

How do I get my laptop's screen brightness settings back?

From when I bought it up until yesterday, my laptop would dim the screen automatically if you let it sit for long enough, and then if you hit a key or moved the mouse, the brightness would jump back ...
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4answers
6k views

Why does my monitor power off despite my power plan telling it not to?

I am developing a web thin-client for an information kiosk running Win7. I make sure the screen saver is turned OFF and the "Turn off display" setting is set to NEVER. After I leave the kiosk for ...
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3answers
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Why does Windows 7 sometimes forget to turn off my display after X number minutes, even though the power settings are specifically set that way?

This is not just a problem with Windows 7 - I know I've been experiencing this same issue all the way back through XP. Basically, you set your screen to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes, you walk away, ...
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4answers
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Why does my screen dim on a desktop installation of Windows 7?

Periodically, while using my Windows 7 Pro desktop installation, the screen suddenly dims. The brightness is about 75% normal (estimate). It's as if I am in a power-saving mode on a laptop running on ...
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5answers
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Windows 7 Screensaver not always turning on

After 15 minutes, my display correctly goes to screensaver mode (Photos, Wait: 15min, "On resume, display logon screen"). If I press a key or move the mouse, the screensaver correctly halts and I get ...
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5answers
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How to disable the screen (Linux without X)

I would like to know if there is any way I can disable the screen on a linux distro I'm using Debian. I found a few way to do that with X installed, but not without X.
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2answers
610 views

Why won't the monitor go to sleep?

I have a Windows XP Tablet Edition running on an HP laptop. The laptop is always plugged in. I've set it up for the monitor to turn off after 10 minutes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. ...
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4answers
10k views

Preventing laptop screen from dimming out when running on battery

Not sure if this is common but when I unplug my laptop the screen gets dimmed out. I'd like to stop that so it keeps going on full lights. How can I do this? I'm using windows xp.
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1answer
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Monitor will not sleep when/after using remote desktop

After I remote into my desktop machine the monitor will not sleep again until I use the desktop locally. This started several months ago. Hard to say what changed since I don't think I immediately ...