Windows 11: screen turns off too often

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New Windows 11 computer and while working, if I stop for 2-3 minutes,the screen turns off.  I hit Enter and I am back but this is annoying.  Ihavd tried going through settings, power,etc. but no help.

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If your computer screen is turning off too quickly while you are working, it could be related to power settings or screen saver settings on your computer. Here are some steps you can try to adjust those settings and prevent your screen from turning off too frequently:


1.Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type "control" in the box and press Enter to open the Control Panel.

2. Click on "Power Options".

3. Under "Select a power plan", click on "Change plan settings" for the current plan you are using.

4. Next, click on "Change advanced power settings".

5. In the "Power Options" window, scroll down to "Display" and expand it.

6. Look for "Turn off display after" and click on the "minutes" drop-down box. Try setting this to a longer period of time, such as 10 or 15 minutes.

7. Also check that "Dim the display" is set to "Never".

8. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to save your changes.


this fixedthe problem. thank you