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#1 ep2002

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:13 AM

Hi there,

So I just switched doing things from a laptop to my 2nd desktop & I have a few questions:
 

  1. On my other desktop when I have a vid on pause on VLC, the computer never goes to sleep or back to the p/w login page.

    On the new desktop it does. I don't understand this.
     
  2. There are times when I'm talking on video on a site, & the computer tries to go to sleep. It's really hard to get the computer to stop that before I'm back at the login page & have to waste time logging in again while the other person is waiting for me.

    I increased the time from lock computer time from 9 minutes to 14 minutes, but I really want it lower because when I step away from the computer I do want it to lock.

    I'm not sure how to solve this problem while keeping my computer safe.
     
  3. When the computer is asleep I move the trackball on my mouse, & it almost NEVER wakes the computer up. I have to use my keyboard.

    On my first desktop with the same mouse & the same Win 7, I never have this issue.
     
  4. Maybe it's because my first desktop almost always has a vid on pause, but I didn't realize that when the computer goes to sleep or back to the p/w login page, everything shuts down, that means if I'm downloading something or I have Skype on, they shut down.

    Is this supposed to happen? Is there a way to stop that even though it goes to sleep?

    When my laptop's screensaver turned on which is sort of a version of going to sleep, this never happened & if someone IMed me on Skype, I'd hear it. With this I can't.

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:33 AM

You need to open the Control panel and select Power Options.

 

Click on Choose what the power buttons do.

 

Select what you want the Power and Sleep buttons to do.  I have mine set to Do Nothing.


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Ok, I think that maybe helped as I see my Skype is still up, but I'll try to pause something on VLC & see if that stops the login p/b box.

 

Thank you :)



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:33 PM

Everything can be found in the Control Panel. You can look things up if you need to. Ease of Access versions of Control Panel can be installed.



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:37 AM

Ok, I think that maybe helped as I see my Skype is still up, but I'll try to pause something on VLC & see if that stops the login p/b box.

 

Thank you :)

There is always the possibility that there is more than one problem.  Keep us posted as to what is now working or isn't working.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 04:34 AM

Ok, well the Skype & torrent is still working, so that's fine, but even when I pause a vid on VLC, it doesn't stop the computer from locking. It's not that big a deal, but I just don't understand why my first desktop doesn't do that & this newer desktop does.

 

I see some posts were deleted LOL

 

I won't even go into my rant about my Asus computer here, it's a NASTY review.

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:54 AM

If this is only occurring with VLC try uninstalling it, download and reinstall it again.  This could be file corruption in that application.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:40 AM

If this is only occurring with VLC try uninstalling it, download and reinstall it again.  This could be file corruption in that application.

Agreed. If a program doesn't work, reinstall it, or simply try an alternative such as Windows Media Player (built in to your computer).






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