This has been an issue with every version of Windows since .. probably Win2k. Maybe earlier. I just never got around to looking for a solution (though at this point, there probably isn't one).
Here's what happens:
- You have enabled password protection on your screensaver
- The screensaver goes active (doesn't matter if you locked your computer or if it idle-timed into the SS)
- You perform an action (wiggle the mouse, hit a key, whatever) that causes the screensaver to stop and present you with a login-prompt
- For a brief moment before the login-prompt is presented your desktop along with all running apps are visible
Although I don't have objectionable wallpaper or apps or such, I dislike that anyone that bumps my mouse gets a free "peak" at whatever is running on my desktop while I'm away.
Does anyone know of a way to tighten it down so that the very instant that the screensaver stops the login-prompt is displayed?