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    windows screen will not turn off

    Desktop, Windows 7.
    Settings turn screen off after 15 minutes.
    Never turn off hard drive.
    Computer is on 24/7 for weather station.
    Windows screen will NOT turn off ! !
    Thoughts and/or suggestions
    Carl,

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    Carl,

    Is this setting in the main Power Options window, or in the Advanced Settings submenu?

    Zig

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    Zig,

    Both places.

    Carl,

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    Sounds like the program is updating the display before the shutoff time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    Sounds like the program is updating the display before the shutoff time.
    In which case hitting the on/off button when you leave the PC will do the trick!

    But which weather program are you using, Easy Weather, Cumulus, something else?

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    Weather station is Davis Vantage VUE.

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    Drool, I only have the cheapo one. It uses Easyweather and the screen blanks at the appropriate time. I am going to download Cumulus (which I think is normally used by Vantage owners) so I'll see then if the screen stays live.

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    Carl, I think access-mdb might have the only answer: Turn the monitor off when you get up. Most screen savers, power savers interpret data updates as input to wake up the screen and I know of no way to block that unless an app designer has a way so only keyboard or mouse movement wakes the screen up.

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    Just to update, my screen goes off when I have Cumulus running so I assume you have something else keeping it on.

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