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I was searching for solution to "Prevent ScreenSaver".
I know this was disscused before, for example in the following topic's:

 

 

But today I was reading this:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-systemparametersinfoa

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SPI_SETBLOCKSENDINPUTRESETS
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Determines whether an application can reset the screensaver's timer by calling the SendInput function to simulate keyboard or mouse input. The uiParam parameter specifies TRUE if the screensaver will not be deactivated by simulated input, or FALSE if the screensaver will be deactivated by simulated input.

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And I'm wondering if somebody could provide example how to use this parameter together with this:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-sendinput

 

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You can use _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState.

Remarks say: This function does not stop the screen saver from executing.

 

But actually You could do this to prevent screen saver execution.

_WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState(BitOR($ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED, $ES_CONTINUOUS))

 

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I've been using this for years.  works great!  I'm sure I got it from this site, but I can't remember who posted it.

$aRet = DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'long', 'SetThreadExecutionState', 'long', 0x80000003)    ;Disable windows sleep mode by making it think it's playing a movie in full screen

$aRet=DllCall('kernel32.dll','long','SetThreadExecutionState','long',0x80000000)         ;Remove the always on so it will go to sleep
 


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Will check later. 

Going sleep.

 


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Read the defaut stat of registry of the current user screen saver value,

Then put it at the defaut stat after script end. Does not working ?

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On 11.10.2018 at 4:11 PM, Danyfirex said:

You can use _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState.  Remarks say: This function does not stop the screen saver from executing.

But actually You could do this to prevent screen saver execution.
_WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState(BitOR($ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED, $ES_CONTINUOUS))

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20 hours ago, BigDaddyO said:

I've been using this for years.  works great!  I'm sure I got it from this site, but I can't remember who posted it.

$aRet = DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'long', 'SetThreadExecutionState', 'long', 0x80000003)    ;Disable windows sleep mode by making it think it's playing a movie in full screen

$aRet=DllCall('kernel32.dll','long','SetThreadExecutionState','long',0x80000000)         ;Remove the always on so it will go to sleep
 

Works too.

 


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Works for years for me, adjust the sleep accordingly.

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looks like what Dannyfirex posted was really close to what I had.  I looked at the WinAPIProc.au3 and APIProcConstants.au3 and it's off by just a little.

it looks like using these 3 items will do the same as what I was using.
Global Const $ES_CONTINUOUS = 0x80000000
Global Const $ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED = 0x00000002
Global Const $ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED = 0x00000001

So do a BitOR on these 3 and it will be the 0x80000003

#include <WinAPIProc.au3>
_WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState(BitOR($ES_CONTINUOUS, $ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED, $ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED))
 

I'll just keep using my direct DLL calls though since I know what they are.


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It look like yours version is more complementary than @Danyfirex solution which is not using $ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED.

 

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On 11.10.2018 at 4:11 PM, Danyfirex said:

You can use _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState.

Remarks say: This function does not stop the screen saver from executing.

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oh crap, again - forum makes surprises ... the URL link to post changed to URL link to Topic ...... fixed/edited previous post.

 

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Finally I end with this following example:

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIProc.au3>

_Example()

Func _Example()
    ; disable ScreenSaver and other windows sleep features
    _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState(BitOR($ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED, $ES_CONTINUOUS, $ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED, $ES_AWAYMODE_REQUIRED))
    MsgBox($MB_OK, 'Testing', 'Close this tester window when you be sure that your ScreeSaver not runing.')

    ; back to normal windows behavior
    _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState($ES_CONTINUOUS)
EndFunc   ;==>_Example

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This part from remarks 

"This function does not stop the screen saver from executing."

It was wrong because it was obtained from Examples reference on MSDN. But It was refering to the C++ example witch use (ES_CONTINUOUS | ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED | ES_AWAYMODE_REQUIRED) as it was not using ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED is not resetting the display idle timer.

 

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Could you provied link ?


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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winbase/nf-winbase-setthreadexecutionstate#examples

check the line above Examples It's what I mean. It says This function does not stop the screen saver from executing. referring to the Example with the parameters (ES_CONTINUOUS | ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED | ES_AWAYMODE_REQUIRED).

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