Does anyone know if it's possible to stop Windows from muting third party apps, such as Spotify, when your screen goes to sleep?
My XPS 13 can play spotify back without issue from the desktop app, and after 2 minutes on battery, my screen turns off and mutes the audio. If I move my mouse to turn the screen back on, I can hear it again, and it has continued playing in the background, so it's definitely only muting the audio not stopping playback.
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Ok it's definitely due to connected standby in Windows 10, also know as Modern Standby.
I put in a registry hack to disable this feature (Sleep state S0), and now it works as expected.
When S0 is enabled, there is no access to other sleep states or "high performance"/"Battery saver" power plans, only balanced and custom plans.
In this scenario, you can change very little on the plan. You cannot use other states like sleep, or hibernate.
Once S0 is disable, all of thos features return, and when the screen turns off, audio continues as normal.
Why Windows goes into connected standby when the screen turns off, I do not know, but it is very frustrating.
Is there some way to open a ase with Spotify directly to see if they are planning to support modern standby, or if they plan on releasing a store app that works correctly with this?