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    My PC is set to sleep the screen after 5 minutes, but obviously while playing a slideshow this should be bypassed.

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    This little program is what you need http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/DontSleep
    Win 10/64 Home v2004 IrfanView 4.54/32
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    Well that's a workaround I guess, but it still seems like it should be a "by default" feature of a slideshow viewer

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    I agree, Kilrah. PowerPoint and other applications can put a computer into "Presentation Mode" where the screen saver and computer lock/sleep are disabled during the presentation. Irfanview's slideshow should have this capability (even if it cheats by just wiggling the mouse while also hiding the cursor or keeping it off-screen). If no one has any strong objections, I'd like to forward this request. I haven't seen any activity on this thread one way or the other in 6+ months.

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    By all means forward the feature request. Let us know what Irfan Skiljan says and I will update the thread again.

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    This feature request has been denied.

    In the case of the system screen lock/sleep, Irfan's exact words were:
    "
    Sorry, this (Lock/Sleep) option is an important system option ... I don't like to change it from IrfanView, it could be too dangerous ;-)
    If you want this, you can use create some simple script (REG file etc.) to change it before you start a program.
    "

    This would hold true regardless of whether this is set manually in a home environment as the screen sleep option or whether it is being enforced in a domain environment with a GPO for system screen lock.


    In the case of the system screensaver, that functionality has already been included. Irfanview will disable the system screensaver automatically when a slideshow starts.
    Irfan's comments:
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    It calls in slideshow mode:
    SystemParametersInfo, SPI_SETSCREENSAVEACTIVE => FALSE, means disable screensaver.
    and it enables it back when you close slideshow.
    => added years ago.
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    Thank you for letting us know. I have updated the thread’s status.

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