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How does one get past a screen saver ?

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I have a script that needs to run an application with edit controls, which runs fine unless a screen saver is active when the script is started as a scheduled application.

No problem with power controls turning off the monitor, only when a screen saver is running.

Any suggestions?

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I have a script that needs to run an application with edit controls, which runs fine unless a screen saver is active when the script is started as a scheduled application.

No problem with power controls turning off the monitor, only when a screen saver is running.

Any suggestions?

Does the screen saver lock the system? If yes, turn that option off and add

mousemove(0,0)

mousemove(100,100)

to the start of the script


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Does the screen saver lock the system? If yes, turn that option off and add

mousemove(0,0)

mousemove(100,100)

to the start of the script

The screen saver being used is the WindowsXP flag, and does not lock the system. No password is required to restore the screen.

I have tried mouse movement and mouse clicks. I was surprised that the it worked fine when I disabled the screensaver and enabled the power management in place of the screen saver.

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...I have tried mouse movement and mouse clicks...

Simple mouse moves work for me to bring a system out of the screen saver... or to let it never go into the screen saver state. I don't know what else to suggest.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I think it's possible to not allow the mouse to bring the computer back from a screensaver. If that's the case, use the keyboard. Just do Send("{SPACE}"), or any other key you want.

Err, maybe that's coming back from standby... you still might want to try it.

Edited by greenmachine

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