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Windows 7 Power Settings less than 1 minute

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June 29, 2010 6:13:58 AM

I have been looking to edit windows 7 to let my power settings for turning off the display at a timer of less than one minute. I found some guy briefly talking about changing registry files but it was regarding dimming the display. I understand you should be able to use powercfg.exe in command to manually change these settings but to set a value that is under a minute is beyond me.

Thanks in advance - : ))
a b $ Windows 7
June 29, 2010 6:58:48 AM

I can't see the point, while you are reading a document the monitor would switch off.
If you need to turn it imediatly you leave it, that's what the power switch is for.
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June 29, 2010 7:42:49 AM

No, because if I am not moving my mouse around for 30 seconds I want my laptop to just turn off the display and I will move my mouse if I feel like doing something else. I have been watching my browsing habits and I think like 35 seconds would be great. Then change to another power setting if I decide to watch something on it. It seems reasonable :whistle: 
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a b $ Windows 7
June 29, 2010 7:48:23 AM

Just set it to one minute and avoid the possibility of hosing your system by messing with the Registry. Another 25 seconds isn't going to make much difference (although, IMO, 1 minute is far too short a time for this setting).
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a b $ Windows 7
June 29, 2010 8:07:42 PM

Lame.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 29, 2010 9:22:31 PM

daship said:
Lame.

Do you have a better suggestion?
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June 30, 2010 9:00:32 AM

Thank's for your opinion everyone ...but I still am sitting here with no guidance on the situation. I would really appreciate a reply on the subject. : | forums here usually do me well I hope that doesn't change on this topic.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 30, 2010 10:38:21 AM

Not everything that you want to do on a computer can be done. I suspect that this may be such a case.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 30, 2010 2:03:47 PM

HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control\power is where all the power settings are, but after that I'm lost
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June 30, 2010 4:31:15 PM

Hello thatonegeek,

For that power setting and dimming issue:

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

John M
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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May 8, 2013 7:16:36 AM

I wanted to do the same thing myself. I found a post on another forum and below is what it said.



Download and install Autohotkey from here: http://www.autohotkey.com/download/
Download a small utility called nircmd from here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html Write this script:
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#Persistent
Settimer, Idle, 100
return

idle:
if A_TimeIdlePhysical > <enter your screensaver trigger time in miliseconds>
Run <path to nircmd>\nircmd.exe cmdwait 1000 monitor off
Else
return
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Use the above script.
Don't forget to remove the < and > while inputting time and path to nircmd.

Another alternative:
Download a small utility called MonitorES from here: http://code.google.com/p/monitores/
I will turn off display and pause the music when you lock the PC.
The only problem is that you will need to lock your PC manually.

If you are a coder, you can develop your own utility to achieve this task.
Refer these links:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/12794/Complete-Guid...
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winforms/thr...
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