Increase Screen Timeout

By default, the Surface Pro screen will go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity. Follow these steps to increase the time to 60 minutes.

Note: Following these steps will increase the time for one session - i.e. one class period. Follow the instructions below each time you want to increase the timeout.

Instructions

From the desktop:
    • Double click the Increase Timeout icon. 

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      • If you do not have this icon, follow the instructions below for using the ZENWorks application launcher.
    • A new window will pop up letting you know that your computer will stay awake for 60 minutes. Hide the window by clicking the minimize icon and continue your work. 
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    • When you're done teaching or completing your task, click the X to close the program.
From the ZENWorks application launcher:
    • Open the ZENworks application launcher by following the instructions below.
      • Click on the up arrow in the bottom right of the screen.

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      • Click on the ZENworks unnamed-(1).png icon.
    • The ZENworks application launcher window will appear. 
    • Check if you are logged in by looking for your username in the top left corner of the window underneath the MLC logo.
      • If you are not logged in, click the hamburger icon in the upper left corner and click sign in.

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      • Use your MLC username and password to log into ZENworks and click ok

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    • Double click the Increase Timeout icon in the application launcher window.

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      • If the icon does not appear, click the hamburger icon in the upper left corner and click refresh
    • A new window will pop up letting you know that your computer will stay awake for 60 minutes. Hide the window by clicking the minimize icon and continue your work. 

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    • When you're done teaching or completing your task, click the X to close the program.

Revision #4
Created Thu, Mar 4, 2021 4:28 PM by Rachel Feld
Updated Fri, Mar 5, 2021 8:18 PM by Rachel Feld