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Can I use the lock screen as a screen saver?

  1. #21

    Yep, the screen saver is 'none' and the box is unchecked. Interestingly though, I found a solution to my problem:

    In the screen saver settings I temporarily checked the "On resume, display logon screen" box, adjusted the time equal to the screen time-out in Power Options (higher works too), unchecked the box and now it works. Now my lock screen and slide show turns on after 5 minutes and that's perfect!

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  2. #22

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    Odd that you had to do it like that though.
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