By default, Windows 10’s lock screen times out and switches off your monitor after one minute. If you’d like it to stick around longer than that — say, if you have background picture you like looking at or you enjoy having Cortana handy — there’s a simple Registry hack that will add the setting to your power options.
First, you’ll need to tackle the Registry to add the timeout setting to your PC’s power options. You can do that by editing the Registry manually or downloading our one-click hacks. After adding the setting, you’ll then set your timeout using the standard Power Options applet in the Control Panel. Here’s how to get it all done.
Update: This registry hack works in Windows 11, too, if you’d like to change the Windows 11 lock screen timeout.
Add Timeout Setting to Power Options by Editing the Registry Manually
To add the timeout setting to power options, you just need to make an adjustment to one setting in the Windows Registry.
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