The following question was posed at today’s meeting. Though I set the screen saver it never activates? Why?
To rule out procedural errors please follow the steps below in an attempt to activate the screen saver. Note that the last step requires clicking the APPLY button first and then the OK button. If this does not resolve the problem please submit a comment so we can be driven crazy attempting to communally resolve this conundrum.
1. To change/set up a screen saver right click in a plain area of the windows desktop and then select PROPERTIES at the bottom of the menu that opens up.
2. Select the SCREEN SAVER tab.
3. UNDER THE HEADING Screen Saver click on the drop down arrow head and select one of the basic patterns such as Blank or Windows.
4. Select the SETTINGS button for additional options and the PREVIEW button to see the results.
5. In the WAIT box enter a time for the computer to be idle before the screen saver activates, perhaps 10-15 min. Do not check the ON resume display Welcome screen.
6. Select the APPLY button before selecting the OK button.
Screen savers can use up a lot of the computers resources (energy, memory and processor) particularly the three-dimensionally ones such as 3D FlowerBox and 3D Pipes (the processor runs at 99 to 100%) because these designs are very complex and require constant computations to maintain and update the image. If you are determined to use one of the exotic screen savers reduce the values for speed and complexity to minimize the burden on the processor.