Solved Windows 11 and Screensaver


needlenoses

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I have been through a number of help segments in YouTube and I have checked and rechecked with no luck.
Changed THEME back to a " stock" included theme. Went into settings/screensaver and made sure it was turned on and set to 5 minutes for this test. Saved any changes and then re-booted; in my case in settings I have picked PHOTOS which show up in the preview just fine.

What is interesting is that I also have a Windows 10 Laptop with the same exact setting and it works fine except that it takes longer that 5 minutes to kick in.
I have also done the removal of devices plugged in that may or may not signal the PC so that screensaver does not kick in.
My mouse won't be an issue ( read about it ) as the mouse does not project anything down onto a surface. It is a Logitech Marble that is not moved around on a surface at all.

So, please give me some things to try. My wife is whining at me about it because she likes to sit with a coffee and watch the random photos from time to time.

Thanks.
 

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Some troubleshooting list here,

 

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Well thanks a lot for that info; it is actually a really accurate list of all the things that I have tried so far. I will continue with it tomorrow. Will try to choose something like "bubbles" rather than photos. Things like that.
 

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Update; Changed screensaver from photos to Mystery and it now works. Left it on overnight. So wonder what the hell that could be?????
 

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What you could do to test is to create a folder and put your photos in it and try using that folder.
In screensaver select photos, settings and browse to that folder.

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Well hells-Bells; what I did this morning was to just direct screensaver to a folder in my pictures folder. Worked just dandy; went back and changed it back to the original pictures folder and now it works; I thought that maybe I had a brain-fart but now me thinks Windows had a brain-fart. I will try it throughout the day set at 5 minutes to monitor it. Thanks all for input.
 

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I thought Screensavers were a thing of the past bearing in mind the digital, plasma, flat screen super monitors of today.
 

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I thought Screensavers were a thing of the past bearing in mind the digital, plasma, flat screen super monitors of today.
I prefer to have a screensaver on rather than a void.
Code:
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "ScreenSaveActive" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "ScreenSaverIsSecure" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "ScreenSaveTimeOut" /t REG_SZ /d "250" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "SCRNSAVE.EXE" /t REG_SZ /d "Mystify.scr" /f
 

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Save electricity, turn it off
 

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In my opinion, if it's necessary to invoke a screensaver, chances are, there's no one there to look at anything, anyway..., Lock Screen suffices!
 

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In my opinion, if it's necessary to invoke a screensaver, chances are, there's no one there to look at anything, anyway..., Lock Screen suffices!
correct
 

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