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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
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    Screensaver stopped working after Adobe Flash update
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    • 10th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
    Screensaver stopped working after Adobe Flash update 10th Sep 17 at 2:19 PM
    As title.
    The screensaver stopped working after I did a Flash update yesterday , the settings are all as were, as far as I can see, but the ss just doesn't start

    Any suggestions welcome as to what I should be looking for.

    I am not a complete novice but I just can't find the answer to this one after 4 hours of looking this morning
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 10th Sep 17, 2:22 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 2:22 PM
    You could uninstall flash and see if works again
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
    You could uninstall flash and see if works again
    Originally posted by bengalknights
    I am saving that for later
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 10th Sep 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 2:52 PM
    Presumably Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10??? Have you tried the Adobe forums?
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 2:57 PM
    Presumably Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10??? Have you tried the Adobe forums?
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    W10
    I'm trying on here first
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 10th Sep 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 3:30 PM
    Modern LCD screens don't suffer so much from screen-burn, so you probably don't need a screensaver. You could just set the display to turn off automatically after a certain period of inactivity.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 10th Sep 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 5:39 PM
    What time do you have set in the Screen Saver settings? Does it work if you click on preview in the settings box? Have you set a power setting that is doing something before the screen saver is due to start?
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
    What time do you have set in the Screen Saver settings? Does it work if you click on preview in the settings box? Have you set a power setting that is doing something before the screen saver is due to start?
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    I have it set for 10 minutes (unchanged) it works on preview (slideshow) and I have no power settings that kick in before the SS (unchanged)
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 10th Sep 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 9:38 PM
    I can't believe anyone uses Adobe Flash anymore, it's one of the most exploited pieces of software around and is best avoided.

    De-install it and save yourself grief.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 10th Sep 17, 10:25 PM
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    I can't believe anyone uses Adobe Flash anymore, it's one of the most exploited pieces of software around and is best avoided.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    I'm on the verge of doing that. It's "click to activate" anyway in my browser.

    But there are still a few sites (that I can't remember now) which still use it.

    It's definitely on its last legs, though.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th Sep 17, 8:45 PM
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    3 times today the SS came on but every other time I came back to the screen that I left open and all this without changing any settings from yesterday
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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