Windows 10: Screen saver tries to start during videos

  1.    09 Oct 2015 #1

    Screen saver tries to start during videos


    When watching a full-screen video, my screen saver slide show tries to start. It blacks out the screen and the pictures start showing after a few seconds. That didn't happen with my XP and Windows 7 installations. Any ideas as to what's happening?

    Thanks,

    jbacinti
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  2. Posts : 2,240
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       09 Oct 2015 #2

    Usually the media player program disables screensaver when watching a video. Have a look at the settings for something relevant. I usually disable screensaver to avoid such issues.
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  3.    11 Oct 2015 #3

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    spapakons said: View Post
    Usually the media player program disables screensaver when watching a video. Have a look at the settings for something relevant. I usually disable screensaver to avoid such issues.
    My Windows Media Player doesn't have the "allow screen saver during playback" box checked. Any other ideas?
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  4. Posts : 2,240
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       11 Oct 2015 #4

    Until you find what's wrong, you can manually disable screensaver during video watching, then enable it again. I have it always disabled to avoid such issues.
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  5.    11 Oct 2015 #5

    I'll try that and meanwhile I hope someone else has an idea too.

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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