Windows 10: How do get rid of photograph that appears when my screen is "off"?

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  1.    05 Jan 2017 #11

    That's the standard Windows 10 start up screen. If it disappears after you hit the mouse, it's because you don't have a password enabled to go to the Lock screen. The normal is that you move your mouse or hit ctrl and it goes from this screen to screen where you enter your password.
    PS; if this picture annoys you, you can change it by going to Action Center/Personalization/Lock screen. Here, you can change the picture to what you want. If you want nothing, create a picture with a solid background and choose it using the Picture drop down menu. Here's my customized start screen background image showing that you can easily change it.

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  2.    05 Jan 2017 #12

    mrgeek said: View Post
    That's the standard Windows 10 start up screen. If it disappears after you hit the mouse, it's because you don't have a password enabled to go to the Lock screen. The normal is that you move your mouse or hit ctrl and it goes from this screen to screen where you enter your password.
    PS; if this picture annoys you, you can change it by going to Action Center/Personalization/Lock screen. Here, you can change the picture to what you want. If you want nothing, create a picture with a solid background and choose it using the Picture drop down menu. Here's my customized start screen background image showing that you can easily change it.
    Thanks I have now created a 100% black image and done that.

    G*D I am irritated though. I hate hate hate Microsoft. I mean while the heck can't "turn off screen" mean turn the effin screen off. Why is it always so comlicated? Why can't they just "do what it says on the tin"? Why do they treat us like morons? Why can't we even turn our screens of when we want to? Doesn't anyone give a damn about the environment? It's like all of us are being forced to eat a disgusting fully branded Big Mac with french fries, just to get a glass of water. AAAARRRGGGHHHH!

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       05 Jan 2017 #13

    ship69 said: View Post
    ...Why can't we even turn our screens of when we want to?
    It still may be Samsung that's at fault, not Microsoft. Your monitor may just be storing the last frame it received from Windows and ignoring the 'turn off' signal. Does the clock change time? If not it's likely the image is being stored in a frame buffer on your monitor.
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  4.    05 Jan 2017 #14

    Your power screen off setting looks correct but wow, this Samsung monitor is at least 10 yrs old. It may not be OS supported. Did timer work in prev Windows OS's ? What does your Device Manager show for a driver ? (see screenshot example). You can try this one to see if it helps. Install and restart. If it doesn't work, you can roll back to present one. Good Luck.

    samsung.com/us/support/downloads

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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       05 Jan 2017 #15

    FWIW, this is from the manual quoted earlier. Could be an issue with the Vid card and Windows.
    Maybe the driver mentioned will help. Seems to be a pretty old combo of hardware and software. It may be just not responding to the idle mode command.

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    PowerSaver
    This monitor has a built-in power management system
    called PowerSaver. This system saves energy
    by switching your monitor into a low-power mode wh
    en it has not been used for a certain amount of
    time. The monitor automatically returns to normal
    operation when you press a key on the keyboard. For
    energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when
    it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended for
    long periods. The PowerSaver system operates with
    a VESA DPMS compliant video card installed in
    your computer. Use a software
    utility installed on your comput
    er to set up this fea
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  6.    05 Jan 2017 #16

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Your power screen off setting looks correct but wow, this Samsung monitor is at least 10 yrs old. It may not be OS supported. Did timer work in prev Windows OS's ? What does your Device Manager show for a driver ? (see screenshot example). You can try this one to see if it helps. Install and restart. If it doesn't work, you can roll back to present one. Good Luck.

    Syncmaster 244t(digital) drivers download
    Device Manager says:
    "AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series"
    It's actually an ATI Radeon HD 5770
    I am running AMD Catalyst Control Center
    AMD Catalyst Software Suite version 15.20.1062.1004-150803a1-187674C

    I'm not sure I need a special driver for the screen, just the graphics card, no?

    J
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  7.    05 Jan 2017 #17

    What about the old-fashioned Screen Saver settings? Go to Settings and type "Screen Saver" into the search box, and it will show you the option to change these. You could have a Blank screen or, if you're feeling particularly retro, the old 'Mystify' screen saver.
    Or you can have Photo Gallery and use your own photos.
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  8.    05 Jan 2017 #18

    DavidY said: View Post
    What about the old-fashioned Screen Saver settings? Go to Settings and type "Screen Saver" into the search box, and it will show you the option to change these. You could have a Blank screen or, if you're feeling particularly retro, the old 'Mystify' screen saver.
    Or you can have Photo Gallery and use your own photos.
    Screen saver is off.

    I think let's give up guys. I have got the darned thing rendering a completely black image. And I'm too scared to install another driver (unless you all think it's a no-brainer that will help in other ways). I'm just cross with Microsoft for making it such a mission in Windows10. Let's leave it at that.
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  9.    06 Jan 2017 #19

    If you're happy with the black image screen, no need to bang your head against the wall to make perfect.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       06 Jan 2017 #20

    mrgeek said: View Post
    If you're happy with the black image screen, no need to bang your head against the wall to make perfect.
    Last comment...just a side note. You are probably already aware, but a BLACK screen is not a BLANK screen. It's still fully powered up. Only IDLE/Low Power/Monitor Sleep mode will give you a true BLANK screen.

    Cheers
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