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Old January 6th 05, 07:37 PM
Techwest
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Default What stops my screensaver????????

Friends
never seen this one before. On a fully updated, fine-running Windows ME
system, with Active Desktop "On" and a colorful personal picture as
background, the screensaver just died a few days ago, and even though it is
'on' does not kick in. I can force it by doing the "Preview" function under
Display Properties, but will not go on its own.
I'm out of ideas.
We ARE using a scheme.... one of the sporty ones with a lot of color.

Please advise
TW
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Old January 6th 05, 09:13 PM
Noel Paton
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Don't bother - screensavers aren't worth the trouble!
Without some detail as to the exact screensaver in use, there's not a lot
more I can say.

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"Techwest" wrote in message
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Friends
never seen this one before. On a fully updated, fine-running Windows ME
system, with Active Desktop "On" and a colorful personal picture as
background, the screensaver just died a few days ago, and even though it
is
'on' does not kick in. I can force it by doing the "Preview" function
under
Display Properties, but will not go on its own.
I'm out of ideas.
We ARE using a scheme.... one of the sporty ones with a lot of color.

Please advise
TW
--
Consulting for growing local businesses



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Old January 7th 05, 02:55 PM
Techwest
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Standard windows "Plus" package: does not matter which saver I pick from the
menu the behaviour is the same: works on "Preview", does not work otherwise.

and I disagree with the assertion screensavers are not worth the trouble.
first, thei is the first time any have been "trouble", and secondly they do
what the name indicates.

twest

"Noel Paton" wrote:

Don't bother - screensavers aren't worth the trouble!
Without some detail as to the exact screensaver in use, there's not a lot
more I can say.

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

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"Techwest" wrote in message
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Friends
never seen this one before. On a fully updated, fine-running Windows ME
system, with Active Desktop "On" and a colorful personal picture as
background, the screensaver just died a few days ago, and even though it
is
'on' does not kick in. I can force it by doing the "Preview" function
under
Display Properties, but will not go on its own.
I'm out of ideas.
We ARE using a scheme.... one of the sporty ones with a lot of color.

Please advise
TW
--
Consulting for growing local businesses




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Old January 7th 05, 08:45 PM
Noel Paton
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On systems less than around 6-8 years old, screensavers do very little in
terms of preventing 'burn-in' - yes, there may be some limited benefit to
the system *IF* the system is on a single screen all day (and night) - but I
would generally expect the monitor to die before the burn-in became annoying
on any 'general user' system. The only real use for screensavers may be in a
CAD/CAM situation - where I generally recommend that the monitor is set to
go to standby - but since ME was never designed for such use, it's very
unlikely that you will come across this situation.

I say again - what screensaver were you using? - the 'Science' one is known
to have issues with a number of circumstances - I really do recommend that
it be uninstalled, rather than just disabled.

The 'Plus' package was originally published for Win 95 - and it took some
fiddling to get it to work properly with Win 98SE. Something that old should
be expected to have issues when you're trying to use it on a generation of
software three-times removed from its purpose!!

DETAILS help - at least then I can attempt to replicate the problem, and
have some idea what you're seeing.


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"Techwest" wrote in message
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Standard windows "Plus" package: does not matter which saver I pick from
the
menu the behaviour is the same: works on "Preview", does not work
otherwise.

and I disagree with the assertion screensavers are not worth the trouble.
first, thei is the first time any have been "trouble", and secondly they
do
what the name indicates.

twest

"Noel Paton" wrote:

Don't bother - screensavers aren't worth the trouble!
Without some detail as to the exact screensaver in use, there's not a lot
more I can say.

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Techwest" wrote in message
...
Friends
never seen this one before. On a fully updated, fine-running Windows
ME
system, with Active Desktop "On" and a colorful personal picture as
background, the screensaver just died a few days ago, and even though
it
is
'on' does not kick in. I can force it by doing the "Preview" function
under
Display Properties, but will not go on its own.
I'm out of ideas.
We ARE using a scheme.... one of the sporty ones with a lot of color.

Please advise
TW
--
Consulting for growing local businesses






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Old January 7th 05, 09:30 PM
Mike Cawood, HND BIT
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"Techwest" wrote in message
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Friends
never seen this one before. On a fully updated, fine-running Windows

ME
system, with Active Desktop "On" and a colorful personal picture as
background, the screensaver just died a few days ago, and even though

it is
'on' does not kick in. I can force it by doing the "Preview" function

under
Display Properties, but will not go on its own.
I'm out of ideas.
We ARE using a scheme.... one of the sporty ones with a lot of color.

Please advise
TW
--
Consulting for growing local businesses


Make sure you've got the latest graphics card drivers installed.
Regards Mike.

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ability" (David Brent).

 




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