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Display Fusion Screen Saver

RDC1253
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I use Windows Task Scheduler to run some programs over night. It seems that if the Display Fusion screen saver is running, it disables scheduled tasks, with Event ID 142, in Task Scheduler. Also, when the screen saver stops, the task is enabled again in Task Scheduler, with an Event ID 140.

I don’t think it has always done this. I believe it may have started when I updated Display Fusion to the latest version last month.

User "xxx" disabled Task Scheduler task "\ShutDown PC"

User "xxx" updated Task Scheduler task "\ShutDown PC"
Apr 19, 2021  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Does the issue persist if you change from DisplayFusion managing your screensaver to Windows?

Thanks!
Apr 20, 2021  • #2
RDC1253
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No. It only happens with the "Allow DisplayFusion to manage the Screen Saver" box checked. If I switch from DisplayFusion to Windows it's not a problem.

Thanks.
Apr 20, 2021  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Could you send me over a debug log? Here are the steps:

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Thanks!
Apr 20, 2021  • #4
RDC1253
6 discussion posts
Here you go. The time was 1:04 PM.

Thanks.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionDebugInfo.zip [69,588 bytes]
Apr 20, 2021  • #5
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Thanks for sending that over. I tested it out on my system and it seemed to work okay. What tasks are you trying to run that are failing?

Thanks!
Apr 20, 2021  • #6
RDC1253
6 discussion posts
I run a nightly backup, using MS SyncToy, and then just schedule the computer to shut down. Just for reference, I have been using Display Fusion and running these operations using Task Scheduler for several years and this only became a problem recently. I originally thought it might have had something to do with updating Display Fusion recently but I reinstalled the older version and it still happens. Thanks.
Apr 20, 2021  • #7
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Interesting, thanks for testing that rollback for me. Could you send me over a screenshot of the "General" tab, along with the "Conditions" tab in the task scheduler window?

Thanks!
Apr 21, 2021  • #8
RDC1253
6 discussion posts
Here they are. So you know, I also tried installing Display Fusion on two other computers I have and set up the same tasks to run on them. There were no problems with the tasks being "disabled" when the screen saver was running which makes me think it's something with this one computer.

If it helps, I'm including the history tab with this. Where it shows "task disabled" is when the screen saver is running.

Thanks.
• Attachment [protected]: Conditions Tab.bmp [5,277,782 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: General Tab.bmp [5,276,078 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: History Tab.bmp [5,269,398 bytes]
Apr 21, 2021  • #9
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

Thanks for sending those screenshots over. Interesting, are those other computers running the same screensaver settings, and task scheduler settings that you sent over as well?

Thanks!
Apr 21, 2021  • #10
RDC1253
6 discussion posts
Yes. They're all using the same screen saver and task scheduler settings.
Apr 21, 2021  • #11
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

That's really strange! Could you send me over a backup of your DisplayFusion settings? You can grab them in the options tab of the DisplayFusion settings window, using the "Export Settings" button.

Thanks!
Apr 22, 2021  • #12
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