Can anyone tell me a way to stop the sreen saver logging me out of what ever programme I am using.
The problem is when I use the computer at work I have to log in as the administrator in order to use the specific benefit programmes (I am a welfare rights worker and I help people to fill in disability applications on line). However when I am talking to people either the screen saver (set to 15 minutes) or XP's or the computers energy saver not sure which but the monitor goes black as if it was turned off kicks in. If I press enter or move the mouse the log in screen appears and I have to use the password to get back into the programme I was using.I use XP professional at work and I am new to this operating system.
Right click an empty part of the screen>> click properties>>open screen saver tab>> un-check the box in the middle that says 'on resume, display welcome screen'. Then the log in screen will not appear after the screen saver turns off.
Right click on the desktop, select Properties from the menu. From the Display Properties Window that pops up select the Screen Saver Tab. On that tab you can select which (or indeed whether you have one) the screen saver and also set the time for screen saver activation. You can also tell it not to ask for a password after activation, but in your job I would not change that. If you click on the power settings you can change the times for msuch things as monitor off etc Easy enough if you know where Have fun. Another chronologically challenged computer user.