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DF V3.1.10.103 PhotoScreenSaver.scr does not work

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siliconman01
417 discussion posts
The screensaver feature is another great enhancement in DisplayFusion. Thanks very much.

When selecting Microsoft supplied PhotoScreenSaver.scr as the selected screensaver, the first picture in the display set appears. However, the pictures do not change or rotate. The first picture is the only one displayed. In the Settings screen, the preview shows the pictures rotating as they should.

This is on Windows 7 x86 Professional and also on Windows 7 x64 Professional.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Jul 25, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The photo screen saver appears to work correctly for me, are you sure you have your images in the correct folder for the screen saver to pick them up?
Jul 25, 2010  • #2
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siliconman01
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The photo screen saver appears to work correctly for me, are you sure you have your images in the correct folder for the screen saver to pick them up?


The pictures are located in the Windows 7 default "My Pictures" folder. I'm wondering if Photoscreensaver.scr has some settings that need to be set...such as how frequently to change pictures. I don't see a way to get to the settings for this particular screensaver.

When I go to Control PanelDisplayPersonalizationScreen Saver, there is no PhotoScreenSaver.scr showing in the list.

Update on Above statement: Photos in list = Photoscreensaver.scr :oops:

Also, if I go into C:\Windows\System32 and manually start PhotoScreenSaver.scr, it starts and the photos do rotate properly...both on Win 7 x86 and Win 7 x64.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
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Jul 26, 2010  • #3
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siliconman01
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This problem is not resolved in Beta 4.

1. If I turn off DisplayFusion Screensaver and select Photos as the screensaver in Control PanelDisplayPersonalizationScreenSaver, the photos do rotate after the screen saver starts.

2. If I use DisplayFusion Screensaver and go to Control PanelDisplayPersonalizationScreenSaver and select "Preview" with DisplayFusion Screensaver selected, the pictures do rotate.

3. With the DisplayFusion Screensaver on, when the Photos screensaver starts, the first picture appears and the mouse cursor goes busy and continues to show busy until I click. The pictures do not rotate.

The above occurs on Win 7 x64 and Win 7 x86. The picture shows the settings for Photos.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
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Jul 27, 2010  • #4
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siliconman01
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Has anyone else on Windows 7 tried the Microsoft supplied Photos screensaver and if so, does it work properly?
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Jul 29, 2010  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It doesn't work for me either, I'm working on the issue. :)
Jul 29, 2010  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately it doesn't look like I can work around this issue. For some reason, Microsoft put a check to make sure another screen saver isn't active and won't run when it is. Unfortunately, this means that it will never run because the DisplayFusion screen saver is active. I have documented this in the new FAQ:
http://www.displayfusion.com/FAQ/#screensaverissues

Thanks, and sorry for the bad news.
Aug 25, 2010  • #7
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siliconman01
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Thanks for your effort and time to try to resolve the issue. Maybe there is a third party screensaver out there that will do the function. I'll do some checking. :-)
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Aug 26, 2010  • #8
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you do find a good replacement, I would love to add it to my list here:
http://www.displayfusion.com/FAQ/#screensaverissues

Thanks!
Aug 26, 2010  • #9
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siliconman01
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I found one that works very well on Win 7 x86 and Win 7 x64 Professional. It is the free version at http://www.gphotoshow.com/

The free version installer of gphotoshow does not install correctly on x64 system. It stores gphotoshow.scr at C:\Windows instead of C:\Windows\System32. So users just have to make this manual move to the C:\Windows\System32. Actually, it should go into the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder because it is a 32-bit screensaver. However, DisplayFusion does not find it unless it is in the 64-bit System32 folder.

gphotoshow has settings that permits users to select where the pictures are to be found and all the selectable settings of Microsoft's photo screensaver. :-)

And a sexy feature is that music can be selected to play when the screensaver is running. 8-)

DisplayFusion does not quite handle it correctly via the settings window. But everything else seems to work fine with DisplayFusion.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
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Aug 27, 2010  • #10
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for following-up. I have tried this screen saver out as well, and didn't have to move it around. DisplayFusion will look in the Windows and Windows/system32 folders for any screen savers. :)
Aug 27, 2010  • #11
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siliconman01
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Can you make DF show the pictures of gphotoshow rotating in the settings preview window like they do for Microsoft's Photo screensaver? Currently DF does not do this on either my Win 7 x64 Pro system or Win 7 x86 Pro system.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Aug 27, 2010  • #12
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This appear to be an issue with gPhotoShow, as gPhotoShow doesn't show a picture preview with the standard Windows screen saver settings window either. :(
Aug 27, 2010  • #13
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