Hi there, when I use desktop applications like Spotify, iTunes or Media Player to playback audio files, the sound stops immediately, when the screen turns off according to power settings. I know, this is a discussed problem already. Is there a proven solution to this problem? This does not only affect audio playback, but all long running applications which are meant to do sth in the background with deactivated display. That's why the Windows API features something like Power Availability Requests. Applications can post such a request to the Windows power management system to tell Windows, that the application needs the display to stay on or that it needs the system (but not the display) to stay on. So WTH Microsoft: There are API functions which are valid for Windows 8. Why doesn't Surface Pro 3 behave in an expected manner? This is really ridiculous. Cheers David.