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I have my top right corner set as the hotcorner for a screensaver, and when I move the mouse to there, the screensaver starts. In like... 10 seconds though, the screensaver stops and brings me back to the desktop.

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If you move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard, then the screen saver goes away. I don't have that problem (also have the top right corner for screen saver).

What screen saver do you use? Maybe it's the screensaver.


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Yeah, I am not touching anything once the screen saver starts. I just step back a bit and let it do its thing. I'm using a default apple screen saver, but I'm away from my mac, and am I'm not sure exactly what it's called... I think it's the first one though. Should be just a bunch of multi-color dots that appear and fade out on screen.

I can post the name of the screen saver when I return to my beloved MacBook.

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I have my top right corner set as the hotcorner for a screensaver, and when I move the mouse to there, the screensaver starts. In like... 10 seconds though, the screensaver stops and brings me back to the desktop.

Any explanations?

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The same thing is happening to me with one of the default screensavers (Flurry). When I activate the screensaver by going to the hotspot, it comes on, i don't touch the keyboard or mouse and 10 seconds later it prompts for my password as if i moved the mouse/touched the keyboard. It does this every time...quite annoying
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Seems like a reboot fixed this problem for me (what is this, Windows?).
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I've figured out why it was not working for me. I use an app called Caffeine by Lighthead. It prevents the Mac from going to sleep, or starting the screensaver. I just needed to update it. Version 1.1 fixed a bug that would cause the screensaver to turn off, even if it was started manually. So i've got it figured out!
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