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Windows 7: How do I disable Screensaver when watching live TV?

31 Mar 2015   #1
JOSHSKORN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I disable Screensaver when watching live TV?

Is there a way to prevent the monitor from turning off while I'm watching Live TV on WMC? I also want to make sure my computer does not go to sleep, as well.


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31 Mar 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Josh,

If you like, this below to be able to quickly toggle on/off the screensaver should work for you for this.

Screen Saver - Toggle On or Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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31 Mar 2015   #3
JOSHSKORN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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

If you like, this below to be able to quickly toggle on/off the screensaver should work for you for this.

Screen Saver - Toggle On or Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu
Thanks, Brink. I'll try it later. I think I might have actually incorrectly stated my question. The problem is actually when the monitor turns off, as directed from my Power Settings. I believe also my computer will go to sleep, as well. The monitor is set to go off after 10 minutes of inactivity and the computer, 30 minutes. It's very annoying if I'm watching Live TV and all the sudden my monitor shuts offf, because during this time, I'm not moving the mouse nor typing on the keyboard. Can something be set up to check if the WMC application is running (and not just the recording service) BEFORE the power settings take place?
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31 Mar 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, double check in your power options to make sure that "Multimedia setting" -> "When sharing media" is set to "Prevent idling to sleep" like below.

Power Plan Settings - Change

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