I have a 16 monitor wide display wall. They are all 42 inch LCD televisions. They are all run from the same computer. They all run powerpoint and have the exact same outline/design, but with the information on the powerpoint varying from each one. I want to have a screensaver turn on after no user input is detected after a specified time. I have a program that I programmed to turn on a custom screensaver run for a specific time and then shutdown.
The issue I am having is either creating a program that can detect when no user input is present or to run it from the task scheduler. Microsoft makes it impossible for the computer to be either idle or to turn on the screensaver because of ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED.
Is there way to disable the the ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED function from the registry for the entire computer. Or perhaps a way to read the screensaver timeout function and have that call in the program I made to run.Aka despite the ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED preventing the screensaver from starting, the countdown to the screensaver still runs and my program runs when it counts down to zero.
The reason I want to do this is that even though they are all LCD televisions I want to prevent burn-in on the monitors, They all shut down at night, and only run for 12 hours a day, but I rather be cautious than risk damage a very expensive set of televisions. Is their any third party software that does this? Specifically for a multimonitor application.
Also as a side note, I am running 3 AMD FirePro W600 graphics cards, and have Display Fusion software for additional support features.