2 "Screen On/Off" questions

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  1. KennyB123

    KennyB123 New Member

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    2 questions - first is a possible bug and the second is a design qualm.

    1. I find that (at least) when I have my SP3 i5 128 at home, and I turn the screen off with the power button, that it's only a matter of seconds to minutes before the lock screen pops on and stays on for a long time. I don't have exact data for you, but it's extremely annoying. The SP3 is plugged in, with a Logitech wireless mouse on. The wireless mouse has a tiny usb adapter plugged either directly into the 1 port, or into a 4 port USB hub.

    I'm 99% sure I'm not bumping the mouse to wake up the machine, and sometimes I even turn the mouse off to make sure of it.

    Any ideas? The only software running in the background could be Chrome and sometimes uTorrent.

    2. I really miss the days (just weeks ago) where I could plug in my 2nd screen (60" Samsung TV) and watch a tv show or movie, all while having the computer screen turned off. My laptop had a Function-Fkey option to turn off the main screen. Obviously, clicking the power button while watching a show on the SP3 will shut them both down, as it goes into "connected standby."

    If I were to disable connected standby, as I've seen instructions for by altering power management, could I configure the power button to only turn off the SP3 screen and leave the show playing on the TV? I really have no use for connected standby, as I pretty much do everything in the desktop.

    Thanks for your advice / tips!

    -Ken
     
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    xcolt45 New Member

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    As for #2... You do know that it is possible to just project it to the second screen only (your external monitor) the SP3 screen will be off when this is selected
     
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    Meant to attach this earlier.

    F7(Device Button) > Project > Second Screen Only
     

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    I didn't know about that feature, thanks. It's not quite as easy as just turning off the screen on and off with a quick key combo, but it definitely works. Sometimes I like to check something on the computer while watching tv, and turn the screen off again. Not possible here, but still, thank you.
     
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    Regarding point 1. I'd try remove the usb mouse dongle just to make sure that isn't the issue.
     
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    I'm having the same issue#1. I'll put my SP3 to sleep to find the lock screen on when I open it up. This causes the machine to get hot. Nothing running in the background that I know of and the lock screen will not automatically turn off after a certain amount of time. Didn't have this issue on my SP1. Sometimes I will not close the keyboard and I'll notice it just turns on by itself. How can I get this to sleep without the screen coming on? This is running my battery down when in my bag.
     
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