Stopping screensaver from starting up..........

  Tim1964 23:54 10 Jun 2005

I remember a prog that, when running, would make the cursor 'twitch' slightly at set intervals to stop the screensaver from starting, but for the life of me I can't think what it was called.

Does anyone know of anything like that?

Yes I know I should be able to set the screensaver option to 'none' or at least a long time period but whenever I restart my XP laptop it reverts back to the default setting.


  geewis357 00:09 11 Jun 2005

After selecting none to the screensaver click apply that should stop any screansaver

  alltime 00:17 11 Jun 2005

As the last post said click apply, then ok, then ,shutdown computer for 15 seconds. and restart, hope this helps.

  lotvic 23:29 11 Jun 2005

found some useful (I hope) info

Screen Saver Disable and Screen Saver Enable
about nearly halfway down page
click here
""Screen Saver - Preventing the Screen Saver from Becoming Active

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop. Value Name: ScreenSaveActive, Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value), Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 =enabled). Change the value of 'ScreenSaveActive' to '0' to disable the screen saver. Restart Windows for the change to take effect. Note: Windows has a default screen saver called logon.scr, which runs even if no screen saver has been selected. ""

vbs line 51
click here

Troubleshooting Screen Saver Issues in XP
click here

  Tim1964 00:41 12 Jun 2005

Thanks for the replies, I'll try the suggestions above,


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