How to Disable the Screen Timeout in Windows 10

By | May 30, 2018

When I install a new version of Windows 10 one of the first thing I do is I prevent the Screen from turning off as I sometimes have to wait for software to be installed and want to see the progress.
The automatic display turn off mode is meant to save energy while the display is not used.
But sometimes Windows 10 doesn’t know if your pc is idling for you or if you are running for example important monitoring software that needs the screen to stay on at all time.
This was a useful feature in the past because the older displays could have a burn-in off the pixels that were displayed for too long. Another solution at that time was to setup a screensaver, that mostly consisted of moving images from your gallery or some fancy animations so the pixels won’t burn-in easily.

This article will show you how to disable the screen timeout in Windows 10.

A video tutorial is available at the bottom of the post.

Step 1

Move your mouse to the Windows 10 icon, right-click and select ‘settings’.

Prevent Screen From Turning Off Step 1

Step 2

Click on the tab ‘System’.

Prevent Screen From Turning Off Step 2

Step 3

Choose the tab ‘Power & sleep’, click on the choicebox under ‘Screen’, scroll down and select ‘Never’.

Prevent Screen From Turning Off Step 3

The screen will now stop turning off in Windows 10.

Video tutorial:

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