The recent large Windows 10 update (~ May 2017) has changed the behavior of my laptop's power management and security.
I use the blank screensaver for a couple minutes, and then just have the monitor turn off a couple minutes after that. Because why bother even powering the monitor when it's just blank anyway.
Previously I could just move the mouse/trackpad/anykey and the monitor would turn on and I could resume working. However the latest Windows 10 update has changed this behavior and now locks the OS whenever the monitor turns off. I'm sure this was implemented for Win10 mobile devices, but it's a big PITA for a laptop or desktop computer. If I want my computer locked, I'll lock it or put it to sleep.
Is there a way to disable this behavior? I've not been able to find any way to change it using standard settings. Something in the registry maybe?
Edit: This is a laptop computer with a touchscreen.
Edit 2 - Clarifications:
- The computer does NOT enter sleep mode, however it is configured to lock when it does sleep
- It is NOT a screen saver lock - the screen saver is set NOT to lock, and does not do so
- The computer is NOT in tablet mode, however Windows seems to use tablet behavior when the monitor is turned off