Windows 10: Screensaver not working except in games Solved

  1.    10 Mar 2018 #1

    Screensaver not working except in games

    I just installed a clean Windows 10 on the new machine a built. For some reason, none of the listed screensavers work EXCEPT when I'm in a game and idle.

    If I'm not in a game, no screensaver will ever start. I've tried playing with the power settings including cmd powercfg, etc.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,689
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi darkzero901. Welcome to the TenForums @darkzero901

    So if you go into screen saver settings and select a screen saver and then hit preview you do not get a preview of the screen saver?

    There was an issue in the last week where one member had an Nvidia app that wasn't starting right and the screen save / power saving features of monitor would not engage.

    Does your monitor go into the lower power state based on the timings you've set, like after 20 minutes.
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  3.    11 Mar 2018 #3

    I have no idea what happened but it randomly started working. Shortly after posting on this forums, the screensavers work as intended. I haven't changed any settings for that to happen...
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,689
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       12 Mar 2018 #4

    One of those Windows mysteries.
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