By default, Windows 10 computer will automatically turn off its display when the screen is left idle for ten minutes. If this doesn’t match what you expected, you can go to the Control Panel or the Settings app to choose when to turn off the display.

Way 1: Choose when to turn off the display from Control Panel

Step 1: Open the Control Panel in Windows 10, by pressing Win + X and then selecting Control Panel.

Step 2: Click “System and Security” and then click “Power Options”.

Click Power Options

Step 3: Click the “Choose when to turn off the display” link displayed on the left side.

Choose when to turn off the display

Step 4: Click the button following “Turn off the display”, then choose one time (5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, etc.) from the drop-down list, and click the “Save changes” button to apply the changes.

Choose time

Way 2: Choose when to tur off the display from the Settings

Step 1: Open the Settings app in Windows 10, by pressing Win + I.

Step 2: Click the “System (Display, notifications, apps, power)”.

Click System

Step 3: Click the “Power & sleep” on the left-side pane, click the drop-down button under the “Screen” section, and choose one time from the drop-down list.

choose when to turn off screen

Once the computer turns off its display at your set time, everything on the computer will keep the normal running and you just need one click of your mouse or keyboard to turn on (or wake up) the screen.