configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

Post by msnews.mic » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:45:11


Hello eveyone

sorry for the subject, but I am not sure how to describe it better

I have a screen saver password protected.
time ago, I did configure the time that last between the screen saver
becomes active up to it come password protected, so in case I am in a
presentation or just side by the pc and I see the screen saver comming, I
can move the mouse fast and the pc does not get locked

I do remember if I did it trough the reg-edit o trough a config-software

can somebody recall it ??
thanks in advance

another question I would like to ask, if there is a possibility to get and
"advice" that the screen saver is comming, like 5 or 30 seconds before, a
litlle icon in a corner, or something like that would be helpfull, so I
could move the mouse or press a key to avoid the screen saver coming

(I know, it would be easier to disable the screen saver, but company
policies does not allow that ... )
 
 
 

configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

Post by msnews.mic » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:45:52

Hello eveyone

sorry for the subject, but I am not sure how to describe it better

I have a screen saver password protected.
time ago, I did configure the time that last between the screen saver
becomes active up to it come password protected, so in case I am in a
presentation or just side by the pc and I see the screen saver comming, I
can move the mouse fast and the pc does not get locked

I do remember if I did it trough the reg-edit o trough a config-software

can somebody recall it ??
thanks in advance

another question I would like to ask, if there is a possibility to get and
"advice" that the screen saver is comming, like 5 or 30 seconds before, a
litlle icon in a corner, or something like that would be helpfull, so I
could move the mouse or press a key to avoid the screen saver coming

(I know, it would be easier to disable the screen saver, but company
policies does not allow that ... )

 
 
 

configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

Post by John Wunde » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:56:35

"msnews.microsoft.com" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



Just start up "TweakUI" then
Logon->ScreenSaver->Grace Period

TweakUI available here from Microsoft:
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

HTH,
John
 
 
 

configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

Post by Tim Meddic » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 05:30:49

If it's any help to what you are trying to accomplish here, it may interest
you to know that Windows employs a "grace" period between when the
screensaver fires up to inactivity and when it becomes "locked"! If you
'dismiss' the screensaver before the 'grace' period, then no password is
needed. try to dismiss the screensaver *after* this period - then you ARE
required to enter your password.

This 'grace' period is configurable. I have mine set to 10 minutes, I also
have my screensaver set to 10 minutes as well. So, after 10 minutes my
screensaver comes on and if I get to it in the same amount of time again, I
don't have to enter my password.

This is quite a long 'grace period', but you could set it to 60 or even 30
seconds.

You can set the 'grace' period in the [free] app from Microsoft - The XP
TweakUI.exe [powertoy] program.

Download TweakUI.exe for XP...
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Microsoft XP Powertoys Website...
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

...although, if you feel happy about editing the registry, then the exact
setting for this can be found:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"ScreenSaverGracePeriod"="600"

...in this [my] example - as the grace period is in seconds, it is set to 10
minutes (that is 600 seconds).


==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)
 
 
 

configuring screen saver protection time / advice of screen-saver

Post by msnews.mic » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:33:21

yes!
that exact what I was (trying to) meaning

"grace time" is a good name
and TweakUI the tool I`provably use and forgot about ...

thanks once more