Since Windows 8, Microsoft has added a Lock Screen feature to Windows in addition to the Logon screen where you type the password. In Windows 10 also, the Lock Screen is an additional screen which is displayed with a fancy background and some useful information like clock and date. It appears before you can pick a user account to sign in. When you lock your computer, again you will see the Lock screen. When the PC is locked, the normal display off timeout value has no effect on it and you cannot specify the timeout value after which the screen will turn off while you are on the Lock screen. Turns out, there is a hidden registry setting for this and enabling it even turns it on in the Power Options control panel GUI - the same window where you specify other power related timeouts. Let me show you how.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following key:
- There, see an "Attributes" value. It equals to 1 by default. You need to change it to 2:
- That's it! After doing this, you will see a new item in the Advanced Settings of the power plan inside the Power Options Control Panel. See How to open advanced settings of a power plan directly in Windows 10.
The "Console lock display off timeout" is the one that's added. By default, it is set to 1 minute, and now you can set it to what you want. Note that the value must be less than the "Turn Display after…" value. Otherwise you will not notice the changes.
I have created ready-to-use registry files for you. Download link is below.
This tweak is also applicable to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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