Screen Saver Appears While You Are Using a Joystick to Play a Game

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 304852 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q304852
Expand all | Collapse all


While you are using a joystick to play a game, your screen saver may turn on as if there is no activity.


This behavior occurs because using a joystick is not detectable as activity.


To work around this issue, deactivate the screen saver:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. On the Screen Saver tab, click the Screen Saver arrow, and then click (None).
  4. Click OK.


This behavior is by design.


Article ID: 304852 - Last Review: October 18, 2001 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
kbnofix kbprb kbui KB304852

Give Feedback


Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from