Screensaver Keeps Turning Off

Spottedfeather

Honorable Member
I don't know what it is, but my screensaver keeps turning it's self off. I'll go to the settings and see that it's set to NONE. Any ideas ?
 

Spottedfeather

Honorable Member
Is the system waking up or is the screensaver being removed?
I have the screensaver set to turn on after 15 minutes. But every other week or so, I'll notice that it's been more than 15 minutes but the screensaver didn't come on. I'll go into the settings and find that the screensaver is set to none.
 

Neemobeer

Principal Cybersecurity Architect
Staff member
Well it's fairly trivial to programmatically change it. You'd need to use a program like procmon to monitor the registry location for changes and hope you can detect which program is removing the value.

The values that control that are in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
 

Spottedfeather

Honorable Member
Well it's fairly trivial to programmatically change it. You'd need to use a program like procmon to monitor the registry location for changes and hope you can detect which program is removing the value.

The values that control that are in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
I wish I understood how to do that. I don't have the money to repair the computer or buy a new one if I mess it up. Oh, well.
 

Neemobeer

Principal Cybersecurity Architect
Staff member
It won't mess anything up.

Download and run procmon as administrator Process Monitor - Windows Sysinternals

Make sure this is checked so it doesn't hold filtered events
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Then go back into Filter > Filter... and create a filter like this
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Then it's just a matter of waiting. If you start seeing events then you'll see which process is modifying settings
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Spottedfeather

Honorable Member
It won't mess anything up.

Download and run procmon as administrator Process Monitor - Windows Sysinternals

Make sure this is checked so it doesn't hold filtered events
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Then go back into Filter > Filter... and create a filter like this
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Then it's just a matter of waiting. If you start seeing events then you'll see which process is modifying settings
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how long do I have to watch ? I really don't understand any of this. Create what kind of filter ?
 
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