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  #46  
Old April 8th 12, 05:33 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Allen Drake
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Default How do I blank out my screen

On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 19:51:43 -0500, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 18:16:41 -0400, Allen Drake
wrote:

On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 16:48:28 -0500, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 12:26:00 -0400, Allen Drake
wrote:

Progress is not all that it's cracked up to be.

It's usually more than it's cracked up to be.


Seriously it really depends on what you use for a comparison. I sure
don't see the political process as a good example. If you are simply
speaking in technological terms maybe. The world as a whole- I would
say not. Progress only advantages a few.


Regarding that last statement, I couldn't disagree more, but this
probably isn't the place to discuss it.


You might be right. But looking at all the responses to so many OT
posts how is one to know?
So we can limit our replies to mild humor without ever getting
serious.

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  #47  
Old April 8th 12, 06:52 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
W. eWatson[_2_]
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Default How do I blank out my screen

On 4/5/2012 8:50 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to blank out my screen when the keyboard and mouse are not used
for say 8 minutes. How is that done?

This thread seems to have dissolved into complete nonsense. If someone
figured it out, it sure isn't apparent where that is. I suppose I could
chalk it up to MS's almost incomprehensible design of the Power Options.
This more or less seems like a common case with other components of
Win7, and products like Word.
  #48  
Old April 8th 12, 07:04 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Drew[_6_]
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Default How do I blank out my screen

On 4/8/2012 10:52 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
On 4/5/2012 8:50 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to blank out my screen when the keyboard and mouse are not used
for say 8 minutes. How is that done?

This thread seems to have dissolved into complete nonsense. If someone
figured it out, it sure isn't apparent where that is. I suppose I could
chalk it up to MS's almost incomprehensible design of the Power Options.
This more or less seems like a common case with other components of
Win7, and products like Word.


I take it my suggestion did not work? My win7 64bit does not suffer from
the affliction you are experiencing. I was merely suggesting a possibility

"Did you take that same route and look further down in advanced power
settings and change the multimedia settings? I would assume if you
change that tab playing from "allow the computer to sleep" that it might
be the way to go". Can't hurt.
  #49  
Old April 8th 12, 07:05 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Wolf K
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Default How do I blank out my screen

On 08/04/2012 1:52 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
On 4/5/2012 8:50 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to blank out my screen when the keyboard and mouse are not used
for say 8 minutes. How is that done?

This thread seems to have dissolved into complete nonsense. If someone
figured it out, it sure isn't apparent where that is. I suppose I could
chalk it up to MS's almost incomprehensible design of the Power Options.
This more or less seems like a common case with other components of
Win7, and products like Word.


Windows 7:
Control Panel Power Options Select Power Plan Change Plan Settings
change times


IMO the simplistic control panel that W7 shows by default should be
replaced by the full version. You can do this easily by downloading
Classic Shell (free), which also gives you the XP look'n'feel, if that's
what you want. FWIW, that's the first thing I did to make W7 behave how
I wanted. I don't like Aero (and W8's "Metros" is the ugliest GUI I've
ever seen. I wouldn't want it on a phone, either, so I won't be getting
a W8 smartphone when the time comes to upgrade).

HTH,
Wolf K.
  #50  
Old April 8th 12, 08:12 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Dave-UK
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Default How do I blank out my screen


"Wolf K" wrote in message ...
IMO the simplistic control panel that W7 shows by default should be
replaced by the full version. You can do this easily by downloading
Classic Shell (free), which also gives you the XP look'n'feel, if that's
what you want.


You can just change the 'View by: ' setting from Category to Icons.





  #51  
Old April 9th 12, 02:01 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Bob I
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On 4/5/2012 7:57 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:02:56 -0500, wrote:

In ,
Nil typed:
On 05 Apr 2012, wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

In ,
richard typed:
On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:50:54 -0700, W. eWatson wrote:

I'd like to blank out my screen when the keyboard and mouse are not
used for say 8 minutes. How is that done?

press the power button on the monitor.

That is what I do too Richard. Nothing else seems to work better. ;-)

So, what do you do, set your alarm watch to return from whatever
you're doing, wherever you are, to ring every 8 minutes so you can
run back to the computer to punch the monitor button?

I think it's better to let the computer do it for you.


I thought so too. But it didn't work well for me. Sometimes I know I'll
be away for a while and hitting the monitor power button works fast and
instantly. The flipside is I am watching a long video or something and
never touching a key or a mouse. And having the computer handle it, then
it times out and will turn off the screen. So to stop this nonsense, I
do it manually.


I've never noticed the monitor blanking kick in while a video was
playing. That seems weird.


Depends on the level of "activity" generated by playing said video. If
very low CPU required and minimal drive access, and no user activity, a
high level PC might have that problem
  #52  
Old April 12th 12, 07:46 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
croy[_2_]
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Default How do I blank out my screen

On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 10:52:59 -0700, "W. eWatson"
wrote:

On 4/5/2012 8:50 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to blank out my screen when the keyboard and mouse are not used
for say 8 minutes. How is that done?

This thread seems to have dissolved into complete nonsense. If someone
figured it out, it sure isn't apparent where that is. I suppose I could
chalk it up to MS's almost incomprehensible design of the Power Options.
This more or less seems like a common case with other components of
Win7, and products like Word.


Would it serve your need to use a manual blanker? If you
know you're going to be away from your computer for more
than a certain amount of time, you could blank the screen
manually, using Steve Gibson's "Wizmo":

http://www.grc.com/wizmo/wizmo.htm

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  #53  
Old April 19th 12, 03:44 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
W. eWatson[_2_]
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)

I think I know why this problem persisted. Apparently there's some sort
of power drain when one has lots of windows open, files, programs, etc.
That prevents the screen from darkening. A tech computer guy here in
town put me onto it. I happened to reboot today, and have a less
populated screen now. Blanking occurs properly.

  #54  
Old April 19th 12, 04:11 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Char Jackson
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)

On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:44:46 -0700, "W. eWatson"
wrote:

I think I know why this problem persisted. Apparently there's some sort
of power drain when one has lots of windows open, files, programs, etc.
That prevents the screen from darkening. A tech computer guy here in
town put me onto it. I happened to reboot today, and have a less
populated screen now. Blanking occurs properly.


I would think that the *number* of open windows and programs has
nothing to do with it. If there's a specific program that's causing
your problem, it's probably just as likely to act up with a small
number of open windows or even no other open windows.

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  #55  
Old April 19th 12, 04:51 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)

On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:11:41 -0500, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:44:46 -0700, "W. eWatson"
wrote:

I think I know why this problem persisted. Apparently there's some sort
of power drain when one has lots of windows open, files, programs, etc.
That prevents the screen from darkening. A tech computer guy here in
town put me onto it. I happened to reboot today, and have a less
populated screen now. Blanking occurs properly.


I would think that the *number* of open windows and programs has
nothing to do with it. If there's a specific program that's causing
your problem, it's probably just as likely to act up with a small
number of open windows or even no other open windows.



I completely agree. That "tech computer guy" sounds like someone whose
advice should be ignored.



  #56  
Old April 20th 12, 12:30 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)

On 20/04/2012 1:51 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
I completely agree. That "tech computer guy" sounds like someone whose
advice should be ignored.

well he got the wrong reason but he still helped, so I don't see a problem.

  #57  
Old April 20th 12, 12:32 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Bob I
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Obviously you had some program running in the background keeping the CPU
from achieving a true idle state, THAT is what prevented the screen from
blanking. Rebooting stopped that program and you haven't restarted it
yet. When you do restart that one, the problem will return. The "power
drain" theory is a crock, and is best forgotten.

On 4/18/2012 9:44 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
I think I know why this problem persisted. Apparently there's some sort
of power drain when one has lots of windows open, files, programs, etc.
That prevents the screen from darkening. A tech computer guy here in
town put me onto it. I happened to reboot today, and have a less
populated screen now. Blanking occurs properly.

  #58  
Old April 20th 12, 12:36 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Bob I
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)



On 4/19/2012 6:30 PM, dweebken wrote:
On 20/04/2012 1:51 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
I completely agree. That "tech computer guy" sounds like someone whose
advice should be ignored.

well he got the wrong reason but he still helped, so I don't see a problem.


"right for the wrong reason" is still WRONG! He could have said the
power supply was tired and needed a break, and had the guy turn it off
overnight. That would have "cured the symptom" too, but that is just as
stupid AND wrong!
  #59  
Old April 20th 12, 01:32 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ken Blake[_4_]
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On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:30:05 +1000, dweebken
wrote:

On 20/04/2012 1:51 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
I completely agree. That "tech computer guy" sounds like someone whose
advice should be ignored.


well he got the wrong reason but he still helped, so I don't see a problem.




It's entirely up to you, but if you want to take advice from someone
who makes elementary mistakes like that, you're playing with fire.

  #60  
Old April 20th 12, 02:29 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How do I blank out my screen (Solution?)

On 4/19/2012, Bob I posted:
Obviously you had some program running in the background keeping the CPU from
achieving a true idle state, THAT is what prevented the screen from blanking.
Rebooting stopped that program and you haven't restarted it yet. When you do
restart that one, the problem will return. The "power drain" theory is a
crock, and is best forgotten.


OTOH, it *was* good for a mild chuckle

On 4/18/2012 9:44 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
I think I know why this problem persisted. Apparently there's some sort
of power drain when one has lots of windows open, files, programs, etc.
That prevents the screen from darkening. A tech computer guy here in
town put me onto it. I happened to reboot today, and have a less
populated screen now. Blanking occurs properly.


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Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


 




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