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