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       10 Nov 2017 #40

    Look at the bottom of the Lock Screen setting...
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  2.    10 Nov 2017 #41

    I know how through the GUI.. I'm looking for how to set the time through the registry.
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  3.    10 Nov 2017 #42

    tturner152 said: View Post
    I've seen lots of different post about how to enable the screen saver in Win 10 and then go to power options and set the time. But where in the reg. can you set the time? In Win 7 it's HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut but that doesn't seem to work for Win 10. Anyone know how?
    Works for me!

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       10 Nov 2017 #43

    I don't have that key in Windows 10, but looking in gpedit.msc there is a setting for screensaver timeout...
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  5.    10 Nov 2017 #44

    dmholt57 said: View Post
    I don't have that key in Windows 10, but looking in gpedit.msc there is a setting for screensaver timeout...
    Under the Windows key, you have to create the Control Panel key, then the Desktop sub-key, then create the ScreenSaveTimeOut String in the right hand pane with a 60 second incremental value.
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       10 Nov 2017 #45

    Done, set to 240
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #46

    I am having a problem with the portion of the tutorial that says:
    To stop a screen saver and return to your desktop, move your mouse, press a key on the keyboard, or touch the screen if it's a touchscreen.

    I've been using Win10 desktop for a while, and had set my screensaver to display photos from a file, with no required password...and it worked just great. Now, something has inexplicably changed, and I don't know why or how to fix it. Everything behaves as it should, EXCEPT that I cannot return to the desktop by wiggling the mouse or pressing a key. The only way I've found to get back to the desktop is to open Task Manager via Con/Alt/Del and then clicking on Cancel. Royal pain in the backside. I've gone back in and reset it all (following the tutorial) several times, with the same result. This only started about a week ago, and I'm stumped.
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       3 Weeks Ago #47

    Hello @way2ob2se,

    If you have 1803 installed, there's a new update released today that you might install to see if it may help sort it.

    Cumulative Update KB4462933 Windows 10 v1803 Build 17134.376 - Oct. 24 - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #48

    Thanks for the quick response. I'm a bit wary of updates about now but am grateful for the info.
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       3 Weeks Ago #49

    I can understand that.
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