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I am using Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I usually play video using VLC media player. The problem I am having is, after 10 or 15 minutes computer turn off its display, even the video is running in the background. To get back video I have to move mouse or press any key in my laptop. In xubuntu default power settings I do not see any option where I can prevent computer to sleep if media player in my computer is running. Is there a way to set priority so that computer do not sleep when the video is running. I attached current power setting of my computer.

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Using the slider for Monitor, what happens if you move it all the way to the left? –  Charles Green Jun 17 at 15:26
    
but if i do that computer will not go to sleep even it is inactive for hours, see I want prevent the computer from idling only while video is playing, thank you for your reply :) –  rashed azad Jun 17 at 15:33
    
Perhaps someone with greater horsepower than I could suggest a shell script that runs when you start a video to reset the timers, and runs again when you stop the video to put the timers back. –  Charles Green Jun 17 at 15:38
    
can you tell me how to do that... –  rashed azad Jun 17 at 15:39
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@rashedazad, you may try script in How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play? –  Sneetsher Jun 17 at 19:24

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