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computer keeps locking itself after a 5 minutes

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Hi, this is my first post so please forgive me if this isn't the right place to ask this question. My computer keeps locking up on me whenever i dont touch anything for about 5 minutes. This is particularly a problem when watching videos online. It will say "windows is locking" and then it brings me back to the screen where it asks me for a password. I have managed to get rid of the password so that now I only have to click on the icon that says my name and it brings me back to my desktop. But i would really like it to stop locking, I tried searching the control panel and I can not find anything that says how to stop the computer from locking. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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What is happening is that the computer is set to show the log on screen when your display is turned off.
  • Please right click a clear spot on your desktop.
  • Select personalize.
  • Select screen saver.
  • Change the amount of time before the screen saver comes on
  • Select change power settings.
  • Select choose when to turn off the display.
  • Select 1 hour (or more/less)
This will give you more time before the screen turns off and you go back to the log in screen.
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