Laptop keeps going to sleep

grimsargh

Member
I am using a 2013 Laptop running High Sierra, I have gone to the Eneregy Saver setting and set it to not go to sleep for over an hour as I am working on something that requires me to move between it and the project I am working on. Since I am not doing anything with the computer during that time it is very annoying for me to have to log back in every 10 minutes or so. Did I miss something in the Energy Saver in System Preferences or is there somewhere else I need to go to fix this. Thanks.
 

DaveWT

Well-Known Member
Are you sure it is really going to sleep and not just having a screen saver kick in? Check out System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver and then select the Screen Saver tab. There may be something selected there and in the bottom left corner there is an option to "Start after:" which maybe set to 10 minutes.
 

grimsargh

Member
Thank you, I will take a look at what you suggest. I do have to sign in each time it goes off so I am no sure if it is screen saver kicking , I do know it is annoying.
 

chas_m

Well-Known Member
I think Dave's on to it, there's a screensaver turned on that requires an unlock to stop. Turn that off (or at least remove the unlock requirement) and you should be good.
 

grimsargh

Member
Are you sure it is really going to sleep and not just having a screen saver kick in? Check out System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver and then select the Screen Saver tab. There may be something selected there and in the bottom left corner there is an option to "Start after:" which maybe set to 10 minutes.
That was a great suggestion, finally to to test it and thank goodness you helped me solve the problem, and thank you also to Charles for his input.
 
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