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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 9:47:19 PM

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I can create a desktop shortcut to a screen saver file to instantly
turn on my screen saver. However, I can't figure out how to make the
screen saver go to the windows log on screen upon resume. (When
started through the shortcut rather than normal XP time method).

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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 3:56:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have the settings in the screensaver window set to display the
windows logon screen upon resume. If my screensaver comes on because
of 15 minutes of idle time, upon resume, the logon screen is presented.
If I start the screensaver immediately by clicking on the desktop
shortcut to the screensaver file, the logon screen is NOT presented
upon resume.


Trevor L. wrote:
> Strange,
>
> I have a 3rd party program - ShutdownTray (from
> http://www.victechsoftware.com/), and there is an option to start
> screensaver, either by scrolling and clicking with the mouse or by a
> shortcut key (Ctl-Alt-S in my case). When I resume, the logon screen
> appears.
>
> So I think your problem must be somewhere in the settings for Screensaver.
> --
> Cheers,
> Trevor L.
> Website: http://tandcl.homemail.com.au
>
> shepard97504@gmail.com wrote:
> > I can create a desktop shortcut to a screen saver file to instantly
> > turn on my screen saver. However, I can't figure out how to make the
> > screen saver go to the windows log on screen upon resume. (When
> > started through the shortcut rather than normal XP time method).
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 3:14:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

On 2 Sep 2005 23:56:20 -0700, shepard97504@gmail.com wrote:

> I have the settings in the screensaver window set to display the
> windows logon screen upon resume. If my screensaver comes on because
> of 15 minutes of idle time, upon resume, the logon screen is presented.
> If I start the screensaver immediately by clicking on the desktop
> shortcut to the screensaver file, the logon screen is NOT presented
> upon resume.
>
>

David Candy has posted an explanation in the past of why this happens. When
you start the screensaver from a shortcut it runs as a program - no resume
screen. When the "program" ends, it just ends. When the screensaver runs in
tandem with power options, it is regarded differently by the operating
system and the resume/logon screen appears.

David explains it much better than I do but at least now you know that
you're not going to get what you want (resume/logon) when you start the
screensaver from a shortcut. What's happening now is "by design" for XP.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 6:48:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Strange,

I have a 3rd party program - ShutdownTray (from
http://www.victechsoftware.com/), and there is an option to start
screensaver, either by scrolling and clicking with the mouse or by a
shortcut key (Ctl-Alt-S in my case). When I resume, the logon screen
appears.

So I think your problem must be somewhere in the settings for Screensaver.
--
Cheers,
Trevor L.
Website: http://tandcl.homemail.com.au

shepard97504@gmail.com wrote:
> I can create a desktop shortcut to a screen saver file to instantly
> turn on my screen saver. However, I can't figure out how to make the
> screen saver go to the windows log on screen upon resume. (When
> started through the shortcut rather than normal XP time method).
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 6:14:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thank you, I understand now. Guess I go to the third party option if I
decide I really need the instant screensaver.


Sharon F wrote:
>
> David Candy has posted an explanation in the past of why this happens. When
> you start the screensaver from a shortcut it runs as a program - no resume
> screen. When the "program" ends, it just ends. When the screensaver runs in
> tandem with power options, it is regarded differently by the operating
> system and the resume/logon screen appears.
>
> David explains it much better than I do but at least now you know that
> you're not going to get what you want (resume/logon) when you start the
> screensaver from a shortcut. What's happening now is "by design" for XP.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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