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Screen saver not working on Windows 10

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I just installed Synergy server on Windows10 desktop and client on Windows10 notebook.

Everything works fine except for screensaver on both devices.

Screensaver does not turn on.

Tried powercfg but that only seems to work temporarily.

Any suggestions?

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Also same issue - Mac High Sierra as the Host and Windows 10 as the client and the Win10 screen saver will not engage. So I turn off the monitor, however if the monitor is off, Synergy will stop working on the Win10 machine. 

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I had the same issue but on Win7 up until 2.0.8.  Working ok since.

However, a Win7 workaround batch file may work with Win10.

synergy.bat  (create in Synergy directory)

powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE PROCESS synergy-core.exe SYSTEM DISPLAY AWAYMODE
powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE SERVICE Synergy SYSTEM DISPLAY AWAYMODE
pause
powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE
pause

 

Edited by Zathras42

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The commands above seemed to prevent the machine from going into sleep mode. How can I just get the screen to turn off after inactivity. Synergy is preventing that. Any ideas?

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3 hours ago, shakana said:

The commands above seemed to prevent the machine from going into sleep mode. How can I just get the screen to turn off after inactivity. Synergy is preventing that. Any ideas?

For me under Win7 and the batch file, the screen saver comes on after a set time (20 mins), then after Windows Power Plan setting (25 mins), the monitor goes into sleep mode.

Computer still runs normally, just the monitor goes to sleep, like it should.

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I have tried it from the prompt in Windows 10. My monitor is set to 1 min before turning off and my computer is set to never sleep. My monitor still never goes off.

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