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Author Topic: Vista times out while watching movies  (Read 4270 times)

dbm1rxb

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Vista times out while watching movies
« on: May 10, 2008, 02:51:01 PM »
There may already be some code out there that I don't know about, but what's happening is this:
When Vista is set to a screen saver, or to go to sleep after the time set and I start a movie, the screen saver starts running as soon as the elapsed time in the timer is reached. The only way I have found around this is to turn off the screen saver and the sleep settings, then reset them when  the movie is over. I guess I'm looking for some code that would hit the space key via software every 60 seconds or so to cause the screen saver timer to reset.

Thanks in advance,
Rich B.   :)

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Re: Vista times out while watching movies
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 03:27:23 PM »
Try Skrommel's LowToSleep and let us know the results.

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Re: Vista times out while watching movies
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 04:07:58 PM »
I've used Skrommel's Noise to keep the screensaver from starting, i think it's a pretty good solution.

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Re: Vista times out while watching movies
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 04:18:27 PM »
Thanks jgpaiva, Noise works perfectly. It's just what I was looking for. I appreciate your taking time to answer.
Rich

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Re: Vista times out while watching movies
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 06:48:00 PM »
Hm, decent movie players should turn off screensaver/sleepmode temporarily, while they're playing...
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