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Solved: xp pro - when idling, returns to "switch users" screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by snorkytheweasel, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. snorkytheweasel

    snorkytheweasel Thread Starter

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    I'm using XP-SP2 Pro on a stand-alone PC. There are multiple user accounts.

    When there is no keyboard or mouse input for x minutes (I haven't measured "x"), XP performs a switch user operation, and returns to the "Switch User" screen. To resume working, the user has to login (again).

    Note: in this configuration, CTRL-ALT-DELETE is not necessary at either the original login or this moronic re-login.

    I have tried tweaking various settings in Control Panel -> Power Options, including "Advanced" options, to no avail.

    How do I disable this Microsoft Madness?

    Bonus points: Rhetorically speaking, when those folks in Redmond give users choices, why do they always (and I mean ALWAYS) make the stupidest / most useless option the default? Should I start a new thread to ask that?
     
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  3. snorkytheweasel

    snorkytheweasel Thread Starter

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    Oh, come on now. That's way too simple. :)

    And why did it take you 2 minutes to answer? (y)(y)

    Thanks a bunch. I'll leave the thread open until tonight, when I can test it on the affected computer.

    Y'all rock, dude.
     
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