It is likely that ever happened to you. You start to download a file or a movie, or let the computer performing a particular task. Back after a while and you find the screen off and the task you were performing interrupted. To avoid this problem, there is a function within Windows 8 which disables the automatic shutdown. If you have not figured out how to use it, we tell you step by step how to configure the shutdown of the computer screen and after a period of inactivity.
Despite the changes experienced by the interface of Windows 8, an important part of the configuration options work the same way as in the previous version of Windows 7 (as applicable). There are several ways to access the computer’s power settings. On one hand, if we are working from a laptop you can click on the battery icon is in the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop. Then we come back to click on “More power options”. In the window that appears there is an option called “Choose when to turn off the screen.”
Finally, through the window you can choose the time it takes the system to dim the display, turn off the screen and make the computer goes into sleep mode. To ensure we do not have any problems when downloading files or leaving dos, select the “Never” in settings off in sleep mode. Also useful to change the other settings to prevent the screen off if we’re seeing such a movie. The time range can go from one minute to five hours or never.
Another way to access the display settings in the control panel is via the context menu of the right side of the screen. From the desktop drag the mouse to the bottom or top right and then we press on “Settings”. On top of this strip is the option of accessing the control panel. Within the list you click on “Hardware and Sound”. Under the title of “Power options” click on “Change the frequency with which the team enters in a State of suspension”. This will lead to the same screen that we had agreed before.
The third way to access the control panel is through advanced command menu. This menu appears when we click the right mouse button in the lower left corner of the screen from any application. The Control Panel option is the fifth starting below. Undoubtedly, this is a very interesting option to prevent us off when we left screen up some activity as download a file or a video processing. This trick system enhances functionality in both Windows 8 and Windows 7.