Windows 10: Screensaver overrides fullscreen games

Discus and support Screensaver overrides fullscreen games in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; My screensaver (a custom one) has a tendency to override some, but probably not all, fullscreen games if I don't use the keyboard or mouse for long... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by BlackOwl, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. BlackOwl Win User

    Screensaver overrides fullscreen games


    My screensaver (a custom one) has a tendency to override some, but probably not all, fullscreen games if I don't use the keyboard or mouse for long enough, for example if I'm watching a cutscene or using some non-mouse, non-keyboard controllers (gamepads, smartphones etc.) Similarly, when I play Don Bradman Cricket '14 for an extended period of time on my gamepad, power saving kicks in and my screen turns off, despite the game running in the background. I thought that fullscreen programs overrode screensavers and power settings in this respect. This happened with Win7 as well, and I had no luck fixing the problem back then.

    Is there a way to fix/workaround this issue? Of course, the obvious way is to disable the screensaver and extend the amount of time taken before power saving kicks in, but that's my last resort since I wish to do neither.

    :)
     
    BlackOwl, Jun 27, 2016
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  2. MikeOlver Win User

    windows 10 lockscreen

    ...or you could just get the tiny program called "Keep Display On"... it's a great app, and I use it all the time, so if I walk away from a game that is fullscreen, it doesn't kick to my lock screen. It will keep it on your desktop, and override all sleep,
    and screensaver functions until you close it. You could also setup a timer (scheduler) or some batch file to close it after a period of time, in effect creating your own lock timer. Hope that helps, and hope you figure out why it's not working, I would
    scrub the registry btw.
     
    MikeOlver, Jun 27, 2016
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  3. Disable display scaling on high DPI settings

    Hi there, I have some games here that I'm having a problem with. In Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 when you get the game to run in fullscreen with the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" unchecked and Fullscreen scaling in NVIDIA control panel, the game
    will stretch to fit the screen which is what I am looking for. Windows 10 keeps checking the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" even when I click on Apply then Ok. The game will run in a fullscreen with black bars on each side.

    What I'm asking is, if there is some way for me to make sure that my games run in stretch to fit the screen and to make sure the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" is left unchecked? I've tried different compatibility modes with the same results,
    and as a NVIDIA user Fullscreen scaling is the only option besides aspect ratio and no scaling. Plus I've checked "Override the scaling mode set by games and programs" with Perform scaling on: GPU.
     
    Richard J. Martinez, Jun 27, 2016
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