How to Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10
As you may have noticed, when your PC or laptop display turns off as it enters sleep, you have a little time to quickly get back to where you left without entering your password and other credentials. Windows 10 reserves a small time interval for you so if you are near your PC, you can quickly return to your work. Here's how to adjust that time.
When enabled, your display will be turned off after your PC is idle for the configured period of time. The monitor screen will become black. If you have a short time set for Turn off the display, you may want to adjust the a special DelayLockInterval parameter of Windows 10.
DelayLockInterval is the amount of time after the display turns off before you are required to sign in after you click or move the mouse to turn the display back. It can be configured in the Registry. It can be useful, when you don't want your PC get locked quickly once the screen turns off.
To Change Time to Require Sign-in after Display Turns Off in Windows 10,
- Open the Registry Editor app.
- Go to the following Registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. See how to go to a Registry key with one click.
- On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value
DelayLockInterval. Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
- Set its value to 0 make Windows 10 always require the password - the PC will get locked instantly once your screen turns off.
- Alternatively, set its value to the number of seconds in decimals. This will enable the sign-in requirement after these specified number of seconds once the screen turns off.
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