Change Screen Timeout in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Sid Bedekar, Jen M, Eng

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Steps

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    Access the Control Panel by pressing the Start menu button
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    Next, press on Control Panel
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    Now, a new window has opened
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    Press on Hardware and Sound.
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    Select power options
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    In this window, the Preferred Plan can be set to Balanced or Power Saver
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    While using an unplugged Laptop, the Preferred Plan should be set to Power Saver. However, while using a desktop computer, the Preferred Plan should be set to balanced. Press on Change Plan Settings.
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    Here, you can adjust the time to turn off the display and to put the computer to sleep if you are idle
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    Being idle means that the mouse is stationary and the keyboard is not being used. To change this setting, click on the drop down menu. I am going to choose Never for both, "Turn off the display" and "Put the computer to sleep" options.
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    Press Save Changes to save the settings
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    Now no matter how much time you spend off your computer, your computer won't turn off
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    You can now close the Control panel and go on to use your computer. This concludes our tutorial on how to change the time to automatically turn off your screen or computer. Thank you for watching VisiHow, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Video: Change Screen Timeout in Windows 7

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I WANT TO EXTEND LENGTH OF TIME SCREEN ON WINDOWS 7?

SCREEN CLOSES DOWN TOO FAST. I WANT TO ADJUST IT TO NEVER

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Recent edits by: Jen M, Sid Bedekar, Lukward Thomason

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