'Green Screens' Campaign: Windows

Step 1 of 2: Set the Screen Saver Delay:

  1. Using the right mouse button, click an empty location on your desktop.
  2. Choose "Personalize" from the popup menu.
  3. Click the "Screen Saver" icon from the lower right corner.
  4. Use the "Wait" control to set an appropriate delay.

Screensaver Control Panel

Step 2 of 2: Set the Energy Saver Settings:
  1. Click the "Change power setings" button of the Power Management box.
  2. Set "Turn off the display" to an appropriate delay, longer than the screensaver delay chosen above!
    Note: for best results, be sure to set the Display Off time to less than the System Sleep time, otherwise some systems may not sleep correctly.
  3. If you want to put your entire computer to sleep, choose a standby time using the control labelled "Put the computer to sleep".
    Note: when your computer is in standby mode, it uses very little power, and it is essentially turned off (i.e. it can't do anything).
  4. For extra savings, choose a time for the "Turn off hard disks" control under "Change advanced power settings".
Screensaver Control Panel Screensaver Control Panel
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