Existing connection prevents screensaver on host

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  • #37306
    nargolast
    Participant

    Situation:
    Host machine has screensaver configured to kick in on 3 minutes inactivity. NoMachine server is running as service. While no client is connected screensaver starts after 3 minutes of inactivity.

    Expected behaviour:
    While a client is connected the screensaver should become active after 3 minutes inactivity

    Actual behaviour:
    While client is connected the screensaver never becomes active.

    Both host and client run:
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro,ย Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
    NoMachine 7.7.4

    #37443
    fra81
    Moderator

    Hi,

    the current behaviour is intentional. It is assumed that, as long as the remote connection is active, the remote user is watching it. Also, a black screen in the remote desktop may lead the remote user to believe there is a problem with the connection. However, we understand that this may not be the expected behaviour for some users, so we are going to add an option to choose a different behaviour. Therefore I opened the following Feature Request:

    https://knowledgebase.nomachine.com/FR02T04241

    #37493
    nargolast
    Participant

    Hi,

    Thank you, that does make sense.

    But I hope that option comes soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ as my remote has a monitor prone to burn-in and I use it as a side machine (always connected but not always in actual use).

    Am I correct that this was new with 7.7.x? Because it did work my way before (sorry, I do not know from what exact version I updated to 7.7.4).

    #37726
    fra81
    Moderator

    The current behaviour is in place since NoMachine version 7.0.

    #37742
    nargolast
    Participant

    Thanks!

    I prefer not to go back to 6.x, so may I give a gentle push ๐Ÿ˜‰ to have the aformentioned option implemented sooner than “Target: 8”, which I understand as version 8.x?

     

    #38145
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    It’s target is the first release of v8, or if not the first, the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

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