Screensaver weirdness


  1. Posts : 3
    Win10
       #1

    Screensaver weirdness


    Greetings, All!

    Some of you may remember the illustrious MistODark from days of yore. I have a lovely screensaver produced by them of falling autumn leaves. These leaves are SUPPOSED to fall over whatever the screen happens to be showing when the saver kicks in, and it does just that--when I Preview it, or click directly on the .scr file. BUT---when it activates as a result of the computer sitting for a while, the leaves are then falling over a solid color background. I have tweaked any number of settings, to no avail. I seem to be running version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.2066). Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 19,458
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.2311 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    ctjayhawker said:
    Greetings, All!

    Some of you may remember the illustrious MistODark from days of yore. I have a lovely screensaver produced by them of falling autumn leaves. These leaves are SUPPOSED to fall over whatever the screen happens to be showing when the saver kicks in, and it does just that--when I Preview it, or click directly on the .scr file. BUT---when it activates as a result of the computer sitting for a while, the leaves are then falling over a solid color background. I have tweaked any number of settings, to no avail. I seem to be running version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.2066). Any ideas?

    Thanks!



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  3. Posts : 3
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Afraid not. :-c Those tweaks, etc. are only for default Windows screensavers. Thanks, though.
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  4. Posts : 49
    Win10 Home 64-bit, MX-Linux
       #4

    This is a new behavior mandated by recent versions of Windows. It will blank the screen of the current user session before it activates the screensaver. For increased "security", dontcha know. I also would like to stuff this new policy back in the hole it crawled out of.
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  5. Posts : 13,320
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2251
       #5

    kreemoweet said:
    This is a new behavior mandated by recent versions of Windows. It will blank the screen of the current user session before it activates the screensaver.
    Thanks for reporting that screensaver behaviour change. It was news to me.

    I've passed the info on to Brink in
    Enable or Disable Screen Saver - TenForumsTutorials

    All the best,
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 3
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    kreemoweet said:
    This is a new behavior mandated by recent versions of Windows. It will blank the screen of the current user session before it activates the screensaver. For increased "security", dontcha know. I also would like to stuff this new policy back in the hole it crawled out of.
    Seems that should be user-selectable. My level of "security" should be up to me, not Microsoft. >:-c
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