After a certain amount of idle time, your Windows 10 device might dim the display, activate the lock screen, or power down the display to conserve power. You can set an option to prevent screen lock for a remote desktop or application.

About this task


Windows 10 devices register watching and listening as user idle time. The amount of idle time required before screen lock occurs depends on your device's user settings.


  1. Connect to a remote desktop or application.
  2. Tap the Option button in the desktop or application window and tap Settings.
  3. Expand the Advanced section and tap to toggle the Screen always on option to On.

    If the option is set to Off, screen lock may occur.