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Windows 7: Screensaver help

22 May 2010   #1
cobra872

Windows 7
 
 
Screensaver help

I use the bubbles screensaver for my computer and have the "on resume, display logon screen" unchecked.

For me, when the display turns off after the screensaver (and also when the computer goes to sleep afterwards), it goes back to my desktop screen. I'd like it so that when I hit a key during the screensaver, it will go back to my desktop, and if I hit a key when the display finally turns off, it will go go to my logon screen.

I could have sworn it worked like this before, but not now I suppose.

Now that I think about it, in XP it switched users automatically when the display turned off...

Any way to fix this?


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22 May 2010   #2
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, I don't know about the display turning off one, but to disable locking the screen after resuming,

Go To Start
Type Power Options
Open it
On the Sidebar it will say "Require a password on wakeup"
Click it
Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
Accept UAC
Click "Don't require a password"
Then Click "Save Changes"
Then Exit
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22 May 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cobra872 View Post
I use the bubbles screensaver for my computer and have the "on resume, display logon screen" unchecked.

For me, when the display turns off after the screensaver (and also when the computer goes to sleep afterwards), it goes back to my desktop screen. I'd like it so that when I hit a key during the screensaver, it will go back to my desktop, and if I hit a key when the display finally turns off, it will go go to my logon screen.

I could have sworn it worked like this before, but not now I suppose.

Now that I think about it, in XP it switched users automatically when the display turned off...

Any way to fix this?
Make sure this box is checked to get the logon screen.


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22 May 2010   #4
cobra872

Windows 7
 
 

I experimented with the power saving options, but it never would work the way I wanted it to. I can only adjust the password prompt settings for when the computer goes to sleep.

I just find it to be more convenient for me if I could move my mouse to stop the screensaver. Then if the display gets turned off due to inactivity, it would show the password prompt screen after I hit a key or move my mouse.

And checking that box doesn't help me either.

There should be a way to make this work..
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22 May 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

See if this will help you with that,

Password - Require on Wakeup
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22 May 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Screensaver is as outmoded as the CRT screens they protected from burn-in.

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23 May 2010   #7
cobra872

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I think I got it sorted out. I have my display turning off at the same time the computer goes to sleep. And I have the "Require a password on wakeup" setting turned on. It doesn't respond as fast as if only the display were to be turned off, but it all works out.

Thanks guys.
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23 May 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're Welcome, Glad you got it sorted out.
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