Other settings

The rest of the power policy settings related to display and brightness are enumerated below. These settings are enumerated for reference and should not be changed from their default values by system manufacturers.

For more information about policy setting default values, see Table 1 Settings and customization requirements in Guidelines for brightness control policy configuration.

Table 1 Display off time-out setting

NameTurn off display after
Description The period of inactivity before the display is automatically turned off. For portable computers that support Windows's control of the brightness level, it is highly recommended that the value for this setting be greater than the dim display after setting. Otherwise, the display is turned off before it is dimmed.
GUID 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e
PowerCfg AliasVIDEOIDLE
Minimum Value 0 (do not turn off display)
Maximum Value Maximum Integer
Label Seconds
Hidden No
Operating System Versions Available in Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.

 

Table 2 Console lock display off timeout setting

NameConsole lock display off timeout
Description When the computer is locked, the value of this setting determines the period of inactivity before the display is automatically turned off. For portable computers that support Windows control of the brightness level, it is highly recommended that the value for this setting be greater than the dim display after setting. Otherwise, the display is turned off before it is dimmed.
GUID 8ec4b3a5-6868-48c2-be75-4f3044be88a7
PowerCfg AliasVIDEOCONLOCK
Minimum Value 0 (do not turn off display)
Maximum Value Maximum Integer
Label Seconds
Hidden Yes
Operating System Versions Available in Windows 8 and later versions of Windows.

 

Table 3 Allow display-required setting

NameAllow display required policy
Description Determines whether Windows allows certain applications, for example video players, to request Windows to keep the display on for their duration of activity.
GUID a9ceb8da-cd46-44fb-a98b-02af69de4623
PowerCfg AliasALLOWDISPLAY
Minimum Value 0 (No)
Maximum Value 1 (Yes)
Label -
Hidden Yes
Operating System Versions Available in Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.

 

Table 4 Adaptive display setting

NameAdaptive display
Description Determines whether explorer.exe attempts to dynamically extend the display turn-off timeout if it detects user annoyance after a display turn-off.
GUID 90959d22-d6a1-49b9-af93-bce885ad335b
PowerCfg AliasVIDEOADAPT
Minimum Value 0 (No)
Maximum Value 1 (Yes)
Label -
Hidden Yes
Operating System Versions Available in Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.

 

 

 

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