Windows 7 Power Settings less than 1 minute

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 - : ))
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  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  3. 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).
  4. Lame.
  5. daship said:

    Do you have a better suggestion?
  6. 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.
  7. Not everything that you want to do on a computer can be done. I suspect that this may be such a case.
  8. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control\power is where all the power settings are, but after that I'm lost
  9. Hello thatonegeek,

    For that power setting and dimming issue:

    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here . 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
  10. 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:
    Download a small utility called nircmd from here: Write this script:
    Settimer, Idle, 100

    if A_TimeIdlePhysical > <enter your screensaver trigger time in miliseconds>
    Run <path to nircmd>\nircmd.exe cmdwait 1000 monitor off

    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:
    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:
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