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Stopping keystrokes from interrupting screensaver

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Stopping keystrokes from interrupting screensaver


    I have BOINC running on my laptop, (Google it if need be, but it is non-essential to this post) and it came with a screensaver that shows information on projects I am running etc etc. Some of the things that come up have keyboard controls to navigate through different areas on a certain project. This would be great if the screensaver didn't disappear as soon as I pressed something.

    Basically, long story short, is there a way that I can disable screensaver interruption via keystrokes, even if I have to install new software? This would mean a wiggle of the mouse or trackpad would still stop screensaving. I remember in previous versions on windows there was some sort of option like this. (Heck I remember screensavers with games on windows 95/98) Or is it perhaps these interactions are meant to be used elsewhere, although I don't know how that would work.

    Hope you can help

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Matthew, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    You could try disabling 'Allow this device to wake the computer' in keyboard settings.
    Control Panel►Keyboard►Keyboard Properties 'Hardware' tab►Properties dialog box►Change settings dialog box►Power Management tab on next window►uncheck 'Allow this device to wake the computer'►click OK...

    You could try, maybe it'll do the trick.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Hi Matthew, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    You could try disabling 'Allow this device to wake the computer' in keyboard settings.
    Control Panel►Keyboard►Keyboard Properties 'Hardware' tab►Properties dialog box►Change settings dialog box►Power Management tab on next window►uncheck 'Allow this device to wake the computer'►click OK...

    You could try, maybe it'll do the trick.
    I followed all the way to the keyboard properties and I can't find a power management tab anywhere. Could be something to do with the fact it's a built in keyboard on my notebook. I'll have a nose around the control panel and do some googling.
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Stopping keystrokes from interrupting screensaver
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