[Configuration] - Allow windows screensaver as a third idle option

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    Started on: 2012-09-25
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    Allow to configure the windows screensaver in addition to blank screen and reduce frame rate in configuration

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    Here you can see the Idle options as they are today.
    From my point of view it would be nice to have the possibility to chose "activate windows screensaver" as a third option.
    Advantage for everybody: It would be possible to show a screensaver while playing music.
    Especially for me: With this option active I would have the possibility to show/watch my panorama pictures with my favorite panorama viewer WPanorama

     
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    this can be cool, for user with large touchscreen on HTPC case / deported similar at "picture tablet"
     
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    The windows screensaver is usable with Scythe42s area51 build.
    This will be Part of MePo 1.40
     
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    Yes, but is not possible to adjust setting in MP, it's totally "WINDOWS" who manage it !?!
     
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    How is the windows screensaver possible in MP 1.4.0? I have not been able to do this.
     
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    Never mind... Was trying to figure it out via team viewer... Works fine now

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    For anyone else trying to figure this out. I had to make sure the "Idle timer enabled" was unchecked in the MP configuration (GUI->Screensaver). That setting being off allows windows screensaver to kick in. The screen saver doesn't come on when playing video (good) and it does come on when playing music (also good).
     
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