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How to prevent screen lock in Windows Laptop (WFH)

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Hi everyone,

Recently I got "work from home" for 9.5hrs. And my windows screen gets locked after 5 min in idle mode. So how to prevent it ?

Admin has locked most of the features of my laptop, even though I can't set a screensaver. So kindly help me.
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When going for long break, open notepad, put something on the spacebar.

Your cursor keeps writing something in notepad and screen will not get locked. 

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Buy a wireless mouse.. and keep it in your pocket when in home.. if you are going outside.. hang mouse infront of table fan

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You could check with the same System Administrator, as t how to disable the timeout.

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Is 'screen lock' the same thing as the operating system's inactivity timer and screensaver lock?

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If the company/sysAdmin allows installation of softwares like VLC player or similar, then you can try the following.

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■ Works in VLC (and might work in other media players too).

■ Open any light (less sized) GIF or video file in the media player and let it 'play' in loop. (Can create/download a video without audio or use GIF animation).

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Move the media player window to a corner or almost out of view from the visible screen space. (Stretch to reduce the window size to smaller dimensions).

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Welcome back to Patna.🙂‏‏

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Best is to run a python script which will move your mouse at random intervals and automatically write some gibberish randomly.

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Running custom scripts and any software will not be allowed by admins..

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There are literally dedicated dedicated devices for the same like this https://amzn.eu/d/f...17

It's a hot topic & there are ton of methods people using to do it. Just search "mouse jiggler" on YouTube.

The easiest ones I see are using a hand watch or a wine glass.

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999 price !😳

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Easiest and cheapest way I follow since fresher days of my career a decade back. Open notepad Put watch/some weight object on the spacebar .

Does not require anything else like permissions/apps/scripts

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download tinytask n set a loop mouse movement ..that's it
its portable no  installation required

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mouse application dal lo

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I think computers dont lock when ppt is open in presentation mode (F5).

Or put your mouse on analog wrist watch (should work, haven't tried)

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Thanks everyone for the reply... I will try every trick you guys mentioned..

And btw, apps/software installation or download is not allowed.

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What if you receive an important call/message on Teams when ur away?😳
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I used to keep a weight on the spacebar with notepad open.

Later just asked one of the it employee and he disabled screen off on my laptop.

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Just change the power settings to Never in every dropdown, then enjoy.

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Same case was with me, had to be on active mode for 9 hours. Even 5 min of inactivity makes the system lock and my time started to went under idle (inactive) mode. So i tried below things.

- Weight (power bank) on space bar, but it didn't work out, the tracking software was too brilliant that it detected it as idle time means not productive.

Result - didn't work out


- tried playing a video on remote screen (open an rdp session) , same thing happened.

Result - didn't work out

- tried calling on teams(schedule a fake meeting), to my team mate, blank call just to make system up. This way again it failed.

Result - didn't work out

- tried playing trainings.

Result - didn't work out



So here i understand that the software need mouse activity, means something needs to be done continuosly on system.


- So, i purchased a wireless mouse, initially it was ok for short breaks like tea coffee. But for long breaks and in case i have to go out , it needs something extra

Result - partially worked out


Suggestion given by my team mate - he get the car motor (toy car motor) and wrap a small peice of paper on it, turned the mouse upside down (normal mouse , mean wired) and start the motor, as the paper (sticked on motor head) rotates, the light of mouse and movement of mouse starts. (I know it is difficult to imagine what m trying to explain), similar thing people do using drill machine.


Since, my laptop doesn't allow me to install/download any app, i left with these options only.

In the market there are other products as well like vibrator, just put a mouse on it and it might work.


Finally - i quit that shit company grimacing

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Change settings in Power Option in Control Panel 

about when to put in turn screen off and when it goes to sleep (with/out plugged in) 

Max is 3 hrs I think ,I set mine to 30mins


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Go to edit Power plan and change time out settings there. Other option is get power toys from store it has feature to keep awake 

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Start blank ppt slide show

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Install this: https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/move-mo...

It doesn't require admin rights or windows login to Install the app.

Works like a charm for me since last 3 years 😉

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Open powerpoint and start slide show

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But the question is if you're working then why you are idle neutral_face neutral_face joy joy ?

Best is attached the mouse with fan, keep it slow rotating mode.

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I usually play 2-3 hour songs on YouTube and the screen always stays. But the max is 2-3 hours only. Then you have to login and play a YouTube video :p

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Open a notepad Type in the below script Click save as and give any name with extension “.vbs” Change the file type to “all files” and save Click on it and the system will not go into sleep mode until you restart Code: set wsc=CreateObject(“Wscript.Shell”) Do ‘Five minutes Wscript.Sleep(5*60*1000) wsc.SendKeys(“{F13}”) Loop
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THANKS .. its working
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I got the solution.. My hulk toy need some space grimacing

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simply use "keep awake ( display | system )" chrome extension. 

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Its only helping to awaken my system but after 10 Min my Wipro App shows me idle. I think it needs mouse movement.
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If you have any old mouse which is not working properly you can use that, cursor moves on automatically, i used to have one, now gone.

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Ya, I have an old mouse, I just placed it on my wrist watch. And now its working
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Write a VB script/macro in excel to click the mouse every 30 seconds and keep the excel open when you are away







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use this powerhsell works perfectly

param($minutes = 60)

$myshell = New-Object -com "Wscript.Shell"

for ($i = 0; $i -lt $minutes; $i++) {
  Start-Sleep -Seconds 60
  $myshell.sendkeys("{F15}")
}
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Download powertoys by Microsoft from Windows Store and change power settings to keep the screen awake

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Is that possible ?
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I downloaded a simple vb script file from internet that just mimics pressing of Num Lock key every 30 Seconds or so. This prevents the screen saver from activating. I am all in for company enforcing locking windows screen but saala susu karne jaao aur wapis aao to screen lock ho jaata hai, yeh kya baat Hui.

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Bhai, main 5 min k liye idhar udhar jau, screen lock. And I cant download any file from chrome or edge, as its being monitored by wipro scaler software. It always gives a warning that my download file, browser history is being monitored. Even there is no incognito mode in my browser.
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Just write a power shell program to have a key press every 4 min. Admins don't stop powershell from office laptops. If you don't know, buzz me tomorrow. I will give what I wrote.

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