Prevent screen from dimming while watching videos/movies. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Windows 7 set with the default power settings where it dims the display at 5 minutes and turns it off at 10 minutes. I like these settings during normal use, however when ever I'm watching a movie or a video from hulu, youtube, etc. it dims the screen during my viewing of the video unless I occasionally move the cursor. Is there any setting I set or positioning of the curser I can use to prevent this from happening?
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 5:14 PM

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  • frostyrides,

    Have you tried the mulitmedia setting under the advanced options of your powerplan?
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 7:18 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestion, however it's already set to "Optimized Video Quality" when plugged in by default. I don't think there's currently any way around this unless I set it to never dim or turn off the screen, which is not what I want when I walk away from my computer.
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:12 PM
  • frostyrides,

    I suspect you are correct. Unless Internet Explorer adds an option to prevent screensavers/timeouts.
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:18 PM