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

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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: 01/12/2015 18:34:53 - Revision: 2.0

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