Windows 10: Running a screensaver on dual monitor not being used

Discus and support Running a screensaver on dual monitor not being used in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I'll be watching a movie and my main smaller monitor is just dimmed an on. Is there any screensaver application or so even turning it into a blank... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/JBlanket, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Running a screensaver on dual monitor not being used


    I'll be watching a movie and my main smaller monitor is just dimmed an on. Is there any screensaver application or so even turning it into a blank screen until I move my mouse would work. Curious what solutions you guys have haha. MS should have thought about this by now though.

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    /u/JBlanket, Jul 11, 2020
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  2. Xylee Del Win User

    Screensaver slideshow does not display correctly whith dual monitors set to "extend desktop"

    Hi Tom,

    Since you've already checked the Screen Saver Settings, kindly answer the following question for clarification:

    • Have you tried turning off the second monitor while assigning the screensaver slideshow to the primary monitor?
    • Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the screensaver?

    We also suggest that you make the screensaver slideshow to appear first at the primary monitor properly before troubleshooting with the second monitor.

    Kindly get back to us for clarification.
     
    Xylee Del, Jul 11, 2020
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  3. TomEPike Win User
    Screensaver slideshow does not display correctly whith dual monitors set to "extend desktop"

    Objective: I have dual monitors (as an extended desktop, side by side) and want it to show my own pictures as a screensaver slideshow in Windows 10.

    Problem: Only the lower half ot the picture is diplayes in the top half of monitor 1. Monitor 2 is black.

    Addtional observations:

    • In "Screen Saver Settings" the small mock-up display looks fine, however when i select "Preview" the problem with only half the picture displayed occurs also in the preview.
    • The problem does not occur with only one monitor in use
    • The problem does not occur with dual monitors set to "Duplicate these displays"

    Gratefull for all suggestions to solve the problem

    The same picture also work fine as desctop background with different pictures displayed on each monitor.
     
    TomEPike, Jul 11, 2020
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  4. TomEPike Win User

    Running a screensaver on dual monitor not being used

    Screensaver slideshow does not display correctly whith dual monitors set to "extend desktop"

    Hi, and thanks for the response.

    To you questions:

    • Yes the screensaver slideshow works perfectly when only one monitor is selected / available
    • Yes, I've switched on and off several times, rebooted, etc, many times, with no effect.


    I can also add that the “Background” wallpaper based on the same set of pictures works fine on both monitors with different pictures on each monitor. The problem is only realted to the Screensaver.



    Furthermore, in the past when on Windows 8.1, the Screensaver worked well with dual monitors. Initially with the Screensaver being displayed on both monitors. After some Windows 8 update the second monitor went black while
    monitor 1 showed the Screensaver slideshow as it should. (I see several others complained about loosing the picture on the second monitor)



    However my problem is worse. In my case I only get HALF a picture on monitor 1 )and black screen on monitor 2). Photo attached.
    Running a screensaver on dual monitor not being used e0910479-7b37-454e-ba8b-bb9df01d000a.jpg
     
    TomEPike, Jul 11, 2020
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