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Enable Screen Saver - Immediately Disables

Post by tress123 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:03 am

I am using v1.5.1 and have had a problem for quite some time where the screen saver will show as disabled in the taskbar. I enable, but after a second, it goes back to disabled. I find if I reboot the system, it works ok for a while, but after some time (the time varies from hours to a day or so), it goes back to always disabled. I am using Windows 7 64-bit.


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Re: Enable Screen Saver - Immediately Disables

Post by gpb » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:24 am

ControlSS icon only reflects the windows screen saver status, if it
displays "disabled" it means that for some reason the windows screen
saver is disabled and can't be started. There are several possible
causes for this, first of all you should check the screen saver
configuration, then if it isn't enabled try closing all running
programs, some of them could prevent the screen saver from starting (for
example Windows Media Player is one of these programs).
In addition on vista and 7 when you stop the screen saver within few seconds from its startup windows disables it for a variable amount of time.

Anyway ControlSS only reads the screen saver status from windows and changes its icon accordingly, it never enables/disables the screen saver by itself.
Gianpaolo Bottin

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