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How to have a screensaver on lockscreen

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    How to have a screensaver on lockscreen


    So I have recently added a screen saver to my PC, and it works fine if my PC is unlocked. But when my PC is locked, instead of going to the screen saver my monitors goes black.
    How can I have the screen saver go on at lock?
    Thanks.

    By the way I'm using the MAME Screensaver.
    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi iRhyiku, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    I don't think you can do what you desire, but you could play a 'slideshow' on the lock screen:

    Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you for the welcome! Happy to have finally registered

    I have found the solution myself!

    I followed this tutorial and it all works as I wanted:
    Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

    Thank you for the reply though!
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