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Message 113641 - Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 2:57:13 UTC

I searched this before starting a new thread and did not find an answer.

i am not seeing the BOINC screensaver. I followed the instructions to go to my home screen, click in the upper right for personalize and then choose the screen saver.

How can I get the screen saver to run?

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Message 113650 - Posted: 21 Feb 2024, 21:25:39 UTC

I have had no reply. I want the screen save to work. What can I do? I am on Win 11 23H2. Is that a problem?

The screen saver is a good way to quickly see at a glance what is going on. I know I can check statistics in BOINC Manager and I do that, but that takes unnecessary time away from my work.

Please reply.

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Message 113658 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 11:53:42 UTC - in response to Message 113650.  

I have had no reply. I want the screen save to work. What can I do? I am on Win 11 23H2. Is that a problem?

The screen saver is a good way to quickly see at a glance what is going on. I know I can check statistics in BOINC Manager and I do that, but that takes unnecessary time away from my work.

Please reply.

Thanks.


No reply because I have absolutely no idea - I’ve never bothered with the screensaver as I see no point in it.
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Message 113659 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 16:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 113658.  

Thanks for your reply.

The value of the screensaver is that while I am doing my work on another computer I can quickly glance at the computer running BOINC and see what is happening. I know I can check tasks and statistics in the BOINC Manager but that takes more time.
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Message 113660 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 17:17:14 UTC - in response to Message 113659.  

I have yet to use Win11 in any form. I notice that the screensaver comes on automagically in tiny10 the cut down version of Win10 I use in a VM to run CPDN work for Windows. Might it be worth asking in some of the Windows fora?
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Message 113661 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 18:12:50 UTC - in response to Message 113660.  

Yes. This computer had been on Win 10 and then the screen saver just worked with no prompting. Then I went to Win 11 and it stopped working.

While I can inquire in a Windows forum I doubt that there will be any help, as most people know nothing about BOINC. I will do it any way.

But I will come back here and ask at the BOINC forum if anyone else has any direct knowledge of the screen saver in Win 10 vs Win 11.

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Message 113681 - Posted: 24 Feb 2024, 21:04:20 UTC - in response to Message 113661.  

Eureka!!

I suffered a 3 minute power failure. The computer running BOINC is a desktop, so no battery. When my generator started I re-started the computer and viola!! The BOINC screensaver began to work.

Now I just need to glance away from my work in order to see what is happening, rather than taking the time to go into BOINC Manager to check tasks and stats.
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Message 113683 - Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 1:55:37 UTC - in response to Message 113681.  

Good to hear it's working! It appears what was needed is Window to reboot for the screen saver to work.

You didn't mention if you had tried a reboot previously...
Sometimes Windows is finicky and that's the only solution to make something (maybe) take effect.
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Message 113684 - Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 4:08:41 UTC - in response to Message 113683.  

I do only rarely re-boot. So that might have been the problem. But there is nothing in the directions about how to get the screen saver about needing a re-boot.

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