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Screensaver stopped working in 4.0

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Jerry Wright
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I just downloaded and installed 4.0 pro, and my screensaver isn't working on multiple monitors anymore.

I am runnings Windows XP on a x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2009 Mhz processor with two NVIDIA cards (GeForce 210 and GeForce 6200) and four monitors

On the little preview screens on the settings panel, it shows the screensaver active on all four monitors, but in operation, the screensaver only works on one video card at a time. I can't get it to operate on both.

it worked fine before I installed 4.0 (I was running 3.1.4 prior to this)

I'm rolling back to the previous version until this is fixed at your end.

Thanks.
May 3, 2012  • #1
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Jerry Wright
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Just to head off any questions about "did you set this or that correctly", I'm reporting that the rollback fixed my problem. Running 3.1.4, my screensavers are working properly on all monitors now.
May 3, 2012  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry to hear that you're having issues with 4.0! Couple of questions for you:
  • In 3.4.1, do you have the "Use Preview Mode" box unchecked on the Screen Savers tab? We took that option out of 4.0, but I'm wondering if it's related.
  • Which screen savers do you use? The built-in Windows ones, or a third-party one?
Thanks!
May 3, 2012 (modified May 4, 2012)  • #3
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Norman Snook
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I'm having the same problem. Screen savers worked perfectly in 3.1.4, but when I upgraded to 4.0, when the screen saver is supposed to go on, the screen flashes black and then goes to the log on screen. The screen saver still doesn't start even after timing out on the log on screen. And I did have the "Used Preview Mode" box checked in 3.1.4.

I'm using Photo Slideshow Screensaver.

http://www.photo-slideshow-screensaver.com/
May 4, 2012  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Norman: Interesting! If you revert back to 3.4.1, does the Photo Slideshow Screen Saver work again? I know it used to work, but I just tested it in 4.0 and 3.4.1, and it seems to be broken in both.

You can download 3.4.1 here if you need the installer: http://www.binaryfortress.com/Files/DisplayFusionSetup-3.4.1.exe

Could you also attach a copy of the info from the Troubleshooting tab in DisplayFusion?

Thanks!
May 4, 2012  • #5
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Norman Snook
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I've attached the trouble shooting information from 4.0.

Also, I've tried using the "Google Photos Screensaver", which is the one I was using before I had my dual monitor set up, and that one does not work either. It also didn't work in the previous version of Display Fusion.
• Attachment [protected]: Display Fusion Troubleshooting.txt [34,249 bytes]
May 4, 2012  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks Norman! We've gotten that issue sorted out, and the fix will be included in 4.0.1 Beta 1.

@Jerry: This fix should hopefully fix up the issue with your screen saver as well.

I'll post an update here as soon as the beta is available.

Thanks!
May 4, 2012  • #7
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Norman Snook
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Sounds good. By the way, the screen saver's working fine for me in 3.4.1. Thanks your help and the information.
May 4, 2012  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released DisplayFusion 4.0.1 Beta 1 and this issue should be all fixed up. Could you give it a try from the link below?

http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
May 7, 2012 (modified May 7, 2012)  • #9
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Norman Snook
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Photo Slideshow Screensaver is working great in the latest beta release. However, Google Photos Screensaver still just shows a black screen. It works in the small preview on the settings menu, but after the timeout, the screen just goes black.
May 7, 2012  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear Photo Slideshow Screensaver works. The Google Photos Screensaver doesn't seem to work for me at all though, even when just using the Windows Screen Saver settings, without DisplayFusion running.

Does it work for you when just using the Windows Screen Saver settings?
May 9, 2012  • #11
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Norman Snook
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I tried using the windows setting, disabling Display Fusion, and uninstalling Display Fusion and it still didn't work correctly. I did a little more research and found that for some reason the "Pan and Zoom" feature of the Google Photos Screensaver doesn't like multi-monitor setups. When I switch it to just "cross-fade" everything works great. However, I am unable to change the Google Photos Screensaver setting from within Display Fusion. I have to go through Window's settings to do that.
May 9, 2012  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, nice detective work! You should be able to edit the settings for the Google Photos Screensaver using the Settings button on the DisplayFusion Screen Saver tab. I changed it to Pan and Zoom, and then setup the DisplayFusion Screen Saver settings like so:
  • Span Screen Saver across all Monitors = enabled
  • Use Preview Mode for this Screen Saver = disabled
The Google Photos Screen Saver now works like a champ when setup using DisplayFusion. Note that we just re-added the Preview Mode option in 4.0.1 Beta 2.

Thanks!
May 10, 2012 (modified May 10, 2012)  • #13
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Norman Snook
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I tried your setup and it didn't work. Also I'm still not able to access the Google Photos Screensaver settings from the screensaver tab in Display Fusion.

I've attached the troubleshooting to see if that can help. In the mean time, I'm going to try uninstalling and then re-installing Display Fusion.
• Attachment [protected]: DF Troubleshooting.txt [869,217 bytes]
May 10, 2012  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
When you reinstall DisplayFusion, could you install 4.0.1 Beta 3 (just released yesterday)?

Also, before enabling the spanning option on the Screen Saver tab, can you try setting the screen saver on monitor 2 to "No Screen Saver"? It shouldn't make a difference, but worth a try anyways. It definitely works for me by just having the Google Photos Screensaver set on monitor 1, with "Use Preview Mode" disabled, and then spanning enabled.

Thanks!
May 11, 2012  • #15
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Norman Snook
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I tried that and it still doesn't work right. I'll try sending an email to Google and see if they have an update for the screen saver to work with multiple monitors. Thanks for your help!
May 15, 2012  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries Norman! I believe the Google Photos Screen Saver actually supports multiple monitors natively, if you just configure it through the Windows Screen Saver settings, I just figured you wanted to configure it in DisplayFusion to have everything setup in the same place

Please let me know if I can help with anything else at all.

Thanks!
May 16, 2012  • #17
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