Ignore mouse input for screensaver
Posted on 2009-04-03
Looking to ignore mouse input as 'valid activity' for screensavers. We just want keyboard input to register as valid activity for Windows XP.
We currently have a 60 minute screensaver timeout and the only way the PCs go into screensaver is to unplug the bluetooth mouse receiver. We're not sure if it's just vibration in the building or not.
It will go into screensaver if we set it for 10 minutes and leave it plugged in, but 60 minutes is too long for the mouse to apparently stay idle... However, due to severe pushback from the userbase, we can't reduce it below 60 minutes.
I've seen this in my father's old machine shop. There was something about ignoring mouse input as valid activity because the vibration in the shop would cause the mouse to move a bit.