Weird Screensaver Issue

Wasn't sure where to ask this.

I have the screensaver on my laptop set to activate if I haven't touched my wireless mouse for 5 minutes, and then have the screen set to shut off after another 5 minutes.

When I am watching videos through my browser (Chrome), it somehow knows to not activate itself.
But when I try to do the same thing when watching videos through a different browser (Internet Exploder), the screensaver kicks in during a video anyway.

Any idea why it does this in one browser, but not another?
 

Eximo

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Poor coding, but that really depends on how you are watching. Not all programs will flag the computer as busy when watching videos. Though I must say it has been a while since I have heard of anyone having this problem.

I wouldn't expect much support for Internet Explorer going forward. If you need an alternate browser it is best to bounce between Firefox/Chrome/Opera and a few others.
 


Thanks for the reply! :D

I wouldn't normally use Internet Exploder, but suddenly Directv Now refuses to load using Chrome (I'm not the only one having issues), and it supports I.E., and is working fine. I know Directv Now can't be used with Firefox, not sure about Opera.

 

Eximo

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Given the DRM non-sense that Intel and Netflix are up to I wouldn't be surprised if this is more of the same.

Give the community a few weeks, they'll come up with some mod I'm sure.
 


Thanks! I'll wait and see. But with as half-a$$ed as Directv Now is turning out to be, I won't hold my breath, LOL.

It's not that big a deal. Just a minor inconvenience.

 
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