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Windows 7: Turning off screen saver

05 Feb 2014   #1
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 
Turning off screen saver

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/turn-the-screen-saver-on-or-off

A friend sent me the above which has directions for turning off the screen saver. I have followed those instructions twice and they have not turned off the screen saver. I have a feeling the problem is in the last step. Not sure. Perhaps the Apply button should be enactivated and used before OK? Or, the problem could be where it says "click item on list" Bubbles is in the frame already.

Could someone please enlighten me? Thank you.


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05 Feb 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hazel,

What is your system doing for you to believe that it's the screen saver?

To turn off the screen saver, you would select (None) for your screen saver, uncheck the On resume, display logon screen box, and click on OK.

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off
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05 Feb 2014   #3
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hazel,

What is your system doing for you to believe that it's the screen saver?

To turn off the screen saver, you would select (None) for your screen saver, uncheck the On resume, display logon screen box, and click on OK.

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off
Bless you! It happens every time. I try and try and then call for help. And there it is in front of me all the time. Actually I was afraid of that one lest it also shut off what my computer has been doing - lock down open programs and go to sleep (black screen). But that isn't a screen saver, is it? That's an energy saver. Right?

So, thank you. Now I know.
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05 Feb 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be the turn off display setting in your power plan settings.

If you don't want your display to turn off, then double check using the tutorial below to see if you have this set to Never.

Display - Turn Off in Windows
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05 Feb 2014   #5
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Could be the turn off display setting in your power plan settings.

If you don't want your display to turn off, then double check using the tutorial below to see if you have this set to Never.

Display - Turn Off in Windows
I don't mind it turning off. That is how it was at the beginning. A friend was helping me change the colors of my borders and decided I should have those pretty bubbles. Over my protest, she added them. So, that is what I was turning off. They are pretty but I can do without all that bouncing around. :-)
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05 Feb 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just have your monitor go off in 8 or 10 minutes, no need for a screensaver.
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05 Feb 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, you could just set it to turn off the display for after however many idle minutes you like then.
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05 Feb 2014   #8
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 

She just wanted me to have something pretty but I don't need it and I imagine it prevents the computer from going into sleep mode.
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05 Feb 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you could use a screen saver, and still have the computer go to sleep later. You would just need to make sure that you have the computer set to go to sleep X amount of minutes more than the you have set for the screen saver and/or turn off display, or you won't see the screen saver before the PC goes to sleep.
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05 Feb 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A screensaver will not prevent your pc from going to sleep.
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