If you’re like most people, you probably have your computer set to go to sleep after a certain amount of time of inactivity. This can be annoying if you’re working on something and take a break for a few minutes, only to come back and find that your monitor has gone to sleep. Here’s how to change that.
First, open the Control Panel. You can do this by searching for it in the Start menu, or by opening the Run dialog (press Windows+R on your keyboard) and typing “control panel”.
Once the Control Panel is open, go to the “Hardware and Sound” section, and then click on “Power Options”.
On the next screen, you’ll see a list of different power plans. The one that’s currently active will be selected, and you can see what the settings are for that plan by clicking on the “Change plan settings” link to the right.
Now, click on the “Change advanced power settings” link.
This will open a new window with a list of different settings that you can change. Scroll down until you find the “Monitor” section, and then expand it by clicking on the “+” sign.
You should now see two options: “Turn off the display” and “Dim the display”. The first one is the one that controls whether or not your monitor goes to sleep, so click on that.
You’ll see a new window with a drop-down menu. The default setting is usually “After [x] minutes”, but you can change it to “Never” to prevent your monitor from going to sleep.
Click “OK” to save your changes, and you’re all set!