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Windows XP SP3 Screensaver problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kp400sf1, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. kp400sf1

    kp400sf1 Flightless Bird

    I have my Windows XP screensaver set to kick-in after 6 minutes; when I get
    back to work there is a delay of 10 -15 seconds before it comes out of the
    screensaver whether I move the mouse or touch the enter key or touch the
    mousepad. This is on a laptop so turning off the monitor instead of using the
    screensaver isn't really a option for me...
     
  2. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "kp400sf1" <kp400sf1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:407CE885-9400-4B90-8540-D804E84E77F8@microsoft.com...
    >I have my Windows XP screensaver set to kick-in after 6 minutes; when I
    >get
    > back to work there is a delay of 10 -15 seconds before it comes out of
    > the
    > screensaver whether I move the mouse or touch the enter key or touch
    > the
    > mousepad. This is on a laptop so turning off the monitor instead of
    > using the
    > screensaver isn't really a option for me...


    Why not? You can set the Power Options ( Screen Saver tab> Power
    button) to turn off the monitor after x minutes on a laptop just as
    easily as on a desktop.

    Re: your screen saver question, have you tried a different screen saver?
    It may just be the one you're using that causes the delay you see.

    Also, if you have an anti-virus app that is set to scan the system when
    the screen saver is on, it can cause a delay like that also.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     

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