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  1. Posts : 24
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    win10 screen saver and mouse pointer


    hello,

    all those issues arrised since i moved to win10 on lenovo W520:

    1. mouse pointer changes all by itself continuously, i reset it, everytime the laptop falls to lock screen i have to reset it. im showing a pic to what it falls back to
    2. windows spot light is always on even though i see the screen saver to be blank! i dont want a pic on all night

    anyone has a solution?win10 screen saver and mouse pointer-mouse-pointer.pngwin10 screen saver and mouse pointer-scrnsaver.jpg
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  2. oscer1's Avatar
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    win 10
       #2

    Hi according to your screen shot you have no screen saver selected you have it as none so screensaver will not come on. Set it to blank
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  3. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #3

    Are you using a specific Theme that uses a specific Pointer and Screensaver?
    As for the screensaver/lock screen, set the power options to put your monitor to sleep after a certain time. By Default it is set to 10 minutes.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    paascal said:
    hello, all those issues arrised since i moved to win10 on lenovo W520:
    1. mouse pointer changes all by itself continuously, i reset it, everytime the laptop falls to lock screen i have to reset it. im showing a pic to what it falls back to
    2. windows spot light is always on even though i see the screen saver to be blank! i dont want a pic on all night anyone has a solution?win10 screen saver and mouse pointer-mouse-pointer.png
    The "artifact" showing in your image occurs on a Notebook I have saved from the landfill and only on that one of the dozen I have on hand. It's a Dell XPS L701x 17". It has another display issue in a type of rolling effect but I don't know if they are related, the rolling is stopped by a tap on the side of the display panel, no other issue. It's too good a performer otherwise to simply destroy, hopefully it only a loose connection, may have to dig into it further.
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  5. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #5

    For the mouse pointer issue, I don't have an answer, but maybe I can help a bit with the other issue...

    Normally, the lock screen should timeout 60 seconds after the system is locked. Note that when this happens the screen will simply go black and you will NOT see the screen saver.

    So you have a few options options. Begin by checking the the following registry entry:

    Open the registry and navigate to this location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7

    Check the "attributes" value. This should normally be set to 1. If not, and you want the default behavior where the lock screen goes dark after 1 minute, change this to 1.

    Otherwise, change this value to 2.

    With that value set to 2, you can now change the lockscreen timeout. This option does not show in the user interface until you change that registry value to a 2. To do so, open the Advanced settings of the Power Options Control panel app. A quick way to get there is to press Win + R, type in control powercfg.cpl,,1,, press ENTER.

    Select Display > Console lock display off timeout
    Modify to your liking.

    NOTE: By changing the lock screen timeout, you will now also be able to see any screen saver that you set.

    Example: You make the above changes and set the lockscreen timeout to 1 hour. You also set the screen saver to run after 15 minutes. Now, the screen saver will begin 15 minutes after the system is locked. At the one hour mark the screen will go dark.
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  6. Posts : 24
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    hello hsehestedt



    Guru

    what you asked for was already that way, i set the screen saver option to blank as i had it on none. primary monitor continues to fall back to spot light... i like the picture but they never turn off when the computer is idle. any idea how to remove this?

    thanks

    hsehestedt said:
    For the mouse pointer issue, I don't have an answer, but maybe I can help a bit with the other issue...

    Normally, the lock screen should timeout 60 seconds after the system is locked. Note that when this happens the screen will simply go black and you will NOT see the screen saver.

    So you have a few options options. Begin by checking the the following registry entry:

    Open the registry and navigate to this location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7

    Check the "attributes" value. This should normally be set to 1. If not, and you want the default behavior where the lock screen goes dark after 1 minute, change this to 1.

    Otherwise, change this value to 2.

    With that value set to 2, you can now change the lockscreen timeout. This option does not show in the user interface until you change that registry value to a 2. To do so, open the Advanced settings of the Power Options Control panel app. A quick way to get there is to press Win + R, type in “control powercfg.cpl,,1,”, press ENTER.

    Select Display > Console lock display off timeout
    Modify to your liking.

    NOTE: By changing the lock screen timeout, you will now also be able to see any screen saver that you set.

    Example: You make the above changes and set the lockscreen timeout to 1 hour. You also set the screen saver to run after 15 minutes. Now, the screen saver will begin 15 minutes after the system is locked. At the one hour mark the screen will go dark.
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  7. oscer1's Avatar
    Posts : 528
    win 10
       #7

    I do not use screensavers I just set monitors to go to sleep. Screensavers not needed these days
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  8. Posts : 24
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    well what ever the option set to none or blank, the result is the same, primary monitor has spot light on it and the other is blank
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  9. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,211
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #9

    That's all I have at the moment. If the registry setting is correct, then the default behavior should be that the screen blanks after one minute.

    I'll look into it further and post back if I find anything else.
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  10. oscer1's Avatar
    Posts : 528
    win 10
       #10

    I would just set monitors to turn off at a set time
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