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Laptop won't turn off screen and play slideshow

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Laptop won't turn off screen and play slideshow

    Hi all

    I have a problem with my fresh install of Windows 8.1. In the settings menu I have enabled the option to play a slideshow on the lockscreen and that when my PC is inactive it will show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen
    For testing purposes I have set the screen turn off timer to 1 minute, but here's what happens:
    After that one minute, the screen will dim slightly for a brief moment as if it wants to turn off the screen/go to the lockscreen slideshow. Then one minute later, it will do the exact thing again. Like it's being waked the second it wants to turn off the screen
    Is anyone able to help me? It would be greatly appreciated

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It would be better to make a Photo Gallery Screensaver and use that, just point it to the pics you want to use in the screensaver setup.

    I think the very settings you used to set up the Lockscreen Slideshow are preventing it from Locking. I don't know if you can tell your system to go to a Lockscreen after a certain period, it's either a screensaver or OFF. I'll try to set this up on my test machine and see if the same thing happens.
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Ok I see whats happening, don't set your screen to shut off at all. The Lockscreen Slideshow will start immediately and it will keep running.

    But there is nothing to make Windows lock on a timer, you have to lock it manually. I could not find anything, I'll look more tomorrow.
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