How do I turn a tablet's screen off without entering Connected Standby? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Connected Standby capable tablet (Dell Latitude 10). How do I turn off the screen but not let the tablet go into Connected Standby? When I press the power button to turn off the screen, the tablet goes into Connected Standby.

    Going into the Power Options, I can only set the power button to Do Nothing, Sleep or Shutdown. The default is Sleep. There is no option to just turn off the screen.

    When I set the device to turn off the screen after 1 minute, sleep and hibernate to never, the screen turns off but still enters Connected Standby.

    Software like NirCMD, AutoHotKey and TurnLCDOff turns off the screen but they still don't prevent Connected Standby.


    Friday, March 15, 2013 1:31 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    Please open cmd and run powercfg /energy, then post the report here.

    Otherwise, when the system gos into Sleep, the system will record a event log. Please check this in System category.

    Juke Chou
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 18, 2013 9:16 AM
  • This is the event when I press the power button. The only options for the power button in Power Options > Edit Plan Settings > Advanced Settings > Power buttons and lid > On battery are Sleep, Do nothing and Shut down. There is no option to just turn off the screen.

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          3/22/2013 8:53:40 AM
    Event ID:      506
    Task Category: (157)
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      (4)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      lat10
    The system is entering connected standby

    Reason: Power Button.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-03-22T15:53:40.296469500Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="2656" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
        <Data Name="Reason">1</Data>

    Friday, March 22, 2013 4:06 PM
  • Hi,

    After doing some research, I found that this is actually by design.

    Please see this document.

    Juke Chou
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by alana_ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:36 AM
    Monday, March 25, 2013 8:47 AM
  • That's unfortunate. Thanks for the answer. Too bad I don't like it :) .

    I wonder if the same applies to Connected Standby capable notebooks and closing the lid. I always liked having the screen go off/lid closed and letting downloads or some other process continue until the designated idle timeout period passes before going into standby.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:36 AM