Is there a way to have the screensaver activate and wait a few seconds before going into a locked state under Windows 8?
It's really annoying that I need to put in my password when I'm thinking at my desk and then the screensaver goes off forcing me to type in my password again. I just want to have time to realize that the screensaver is going off and to hit a key to stopping it from locking my screen.
I've tried this solution under Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay, but it didn't work under Windows 8. Other solutions I've seen here just say to extend the screensaver timeout, which is not what I want.
To reiterate: I just want to delay the lock so if I'm at my desk, I can quickly hit the Ctrl key or something to abort the locking of my computer.
Ok, there is a way through the registry:
sets the timeout of the power settings to 3 min or 180 (i.e. 0xb4) sec. Unfortunately, I can't find an equivalent for the screensaver. The some-guid-1 and some-guid-2 are probably related to the name of the power setting.