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Windows 7: Screensaver Help

30 Dec 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Screensaver Help

I set my screensaver for two minutes to check that it works properly. I have Windows Media Player running, and after 5 minutes, it still hasn't kicked in. Does it not work if WMP is running? I haven't touched the mouse or keyboard.

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Depends on what is running - is it a film or music? 7 might disable it then.
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30 Dec 2009   #3

Vista
 
 

music
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30 Dec 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

In search type screen saver, go to turn screen saver on and off. Make sure that the time is set correctly and that you have a screen saver indicated and not none. Set it for at least 5 minutes.

Music should not have an effect
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
In search type screen saver, go to turn screen saver on and off. Make sure that the time is set correctly and that you have a screen saver indicated and not none. Set it for at least 5 minutes.

Music should not have an effect
I right clicked on desktop
Clicked personalize
Selected screensaver on bottom rt
Selected screensaver
Set the time
checked "on resume display logon" box
Hit apply
Then Ok

I do also have Utorrent running, but it seems to me that that shouldn't effect it.
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30 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Open WMP12 and go to Organize -> Options -> Player
Check the option Allow screensaver during playback

µTorrent tends to steal window focus in a strange way from WMP12, but I have only experienced this when running WMP's visualizations in fullscreen, not screensavers, so this definitely works... for music.
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30 Dec 2009   #7

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Open WMP12 and go to Organize -> Options -> Player
Check the option Allow screensaver during playback

µTorrent tends to steal window focus in a strange way from WMP12, but I have only experienced this when running WMP's visualizations in fullscreen, not screensavers, so this definitely works... for music.

Word, I'll try that and report back!
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30 Dec 2009   #8

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Open WMP12 and go to Organize -> Options -> Player
Check the option Allow screensaver during playback

µTorrent tends to steal window focus in a strange way from WMP12, but I have only experienced this when running WMP's visualizations in fullscreen, not screensavers, so this definitely works... for music.

WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!

I didnt even know that option was available in WMP12!!
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30 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I has always been available in WMP XD

EDIT - IT has always been available, lol
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30 Dec 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad that it worked for you.
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