Screen saver question

  1. Sidecar Bob's Avatar
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    Screen saver question

    OK, I'll start by saying that I don't think what I'd like is possible but it's worth asking just in case.

    I have a computer (win10, latest version) in the shop that I use mostly for listening to recorded radio programs (1-4 hours long) while I work plus occasionally checking email and looking things up online; Most of the time it has a browser window with gmail, the folder I'm playing the shows from and WMP open.
    I have installed the Big Clock screen saver because I don't have a clock in the room and I'd like to be able to see what time it is from across the room but it won't start while the player is playing.
    I could turn it on manually every time (I found instructions on setting up a keyboard shortcut for that) but is there any way to make it start automatically when there are no keystrokes or mouse movements for a few minutes? Or should I just pick up a clock the next time I'm in the dollar store?
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  3. Sidecar Bob's Avatar
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    Thanks but I found an easier solution:

    - Right click anywhere on Windows Media Player (in player view)
    - Click Options
    - Check Allow screen saver during playback.

    Now the I see the clock on my monitor a minute after the last time I touch the computer.
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