How do I stop the screen going blank after several minutes inactivity?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by TM, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. TM

    TM Guest

    Hi - hopefully someone can help with this seemingly simple question!

    For my own reasons, I don't want my PC to sleep or hibernate: I need
    to keep the monitor "live" at all times.

    I've created a new power scheme, instructing the computer never to go
    to sleep, never to hibernate, but it still goes to a blank screen
    (with the occasional ball icon and upward-sweeping motif) after
    several minutes activity.

    What else can I do to ensure continuous viewing?

    Many thanks in anticipation.
    TM, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. TM

    Chris Blunt Guest

    Sounds like the screen-saver is kicking in. You need to disable it.

    - Right-click on the desktop and select "Personalize".

    - Click on "Screen Saver"

    - In the Screen Saver dropdown box, select "(None)"

    - Click "OK"

    Chris Blunt, Sep 3, 2007
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  3. TM

    TM Guest

    Chris, you're a star! Many thanks!

    TM, Sep 3, 2007
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