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Windows 7: Screensaver bug? Anyone else?

27 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Screensaver bug? Anyone else?

If I set my screensaver, It still shows "none" (see pic) I have had this problem on 7077 and 7100 (i think before that too) on this machine the screensaver still works but is everyone else having this issue? I also have power issues on another machine. It keeps turning the monitor on. That could be a mouse issue although I've tried two mice and it still happens. I am having all sorts of issues with themes in general but have any of you seen this?
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27 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

No, mine shows that it's been changed as soon as I click apply.

I did have, with I think build 7048, it would keep reverting my power options after I'd change them. I would have it so my display would never turn off and it kept changing it back to turn off after 20 minutes. That's the only related oddity I've seen.

Common question, upgrade or clean install?
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27 Apr 2009   #3


i think it reverts to NONE whenever you reset the theme so you have to reset the screensaver.

I dont see how the screensaver should change with a change of theme, but at least they dont connect the power options to the theme, when you change the theme

OR do they??
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27 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yeah, that's the only thing that changes the screensaver back for me would be the switching of themes. And yeah, you're right. The power options wouldn't be related to the screensaver. I guess my little oddity wouldn't be considered related.
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28 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the replies. I have had this with a couple of the builds. I wish I had written them down.

You guys are probably right with the themes being tied into this. I have tried changing themes and it stays on "none".......the good thing is it still works. I just think it's a bug. I can't figure out why else it would be like this.

Airbot Clean install every time and, your oddity DOES shine some light on another problem I'm having. My other machine is doing the same thing as your build 7048 was on EVERY build.

Please....if anyone has problems with themes not working and screensaver not changing from "none" let me know. I want to find out what this is. My themes are just not working right at all.
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