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'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Dec 13, 2017 3:42:45 pm EST

Thanks Conrad, that's good to know.

Here's an upd ate on the screen-blanker situation: I've found that toggling the 'locking' (padlock) on and off quickly can sometimes result in the host staying blanked, even though locking is supposed to be off. So it seems the driver is capable of it, but there is something flaky happening to make it only work intermittently and only on the inappropriate setting – so far it's never stayed blanked while locking is actually se t on. As I say, I'm not that bothered about this, but I note others have reported this issues on the forums so perhaps this information will help to shed some light on it. I'm still not convinced it isn't related to the wallpaper issue.

Edit: this forum software is acting weird too. For some reason it's inserted spaces into some of my words and nothing I've tried seems to let me edit them out!
Edited:Antagony1960 - Dec 13, 2017 3:48:54 pm EST

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Dec 13, 2017 12:00:21 pm EST

Thank you Conrad, I appreciate your efforts.

I've checked the monitor driver for the screen-blanking and it seems to be fine: the 'Uninstall' button is enabled and "Monitors > PnP-Monotor Lock (Standard)" in Device Manager isn't showing any issues. I've also double-checked to ensure the host's graphics card driver is fully up to date.

All that said, I'm not that bothered about screen-blanking not working, I only mentioned it in passing in case it was related to the wallpaper removal problem and that could help you .

I'm curious though: if an application window is maximized, does the wallpaper's visibility still affect performance?

I'm not sure it will affect performance but I will ask our developers anyway.

Thanks. I tend to agree with you but it would be nice to have it confirmed.

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Dec 09, 2017 7:38:58 am EST

Bump. I would appreciate an answer to my last question, please:

I'm curious though: if an application window is maximized, does the wallpaper's visibility still affect performance?

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Nov 30, 2017 10:26:59 am EST

More info:
I've found there is one scenario where it removes the wallpaper after a Windows login: immediately after a start up. With every other scenario I've tested – e.g. resuming from lock/sleep/hibernation – it doesn't remove it.

I'm willing to keep trying different things but now I've found I can quickly remove the wallpaper manually by toggling the padlock button it's less of a headache. I could live with that if no solution is found.

I'm curious though: if an application window is maximized, does the wallpaper's visibility still affect performance?

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Nov 30, 2017 7:55:55 am EST

Here is something I've discovered: after Windows has logged in if I toggle the toolbar's padlock setting (Lock input and screen) on and off, it then removes the wallpaper.

I've also found that screen blanking doesn't seem to be working either. As soon as the I move the mouse on the viewing machine the screen displays again on the host. Could this be part of the same problem?

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Nov 30, 2017 7:00:26 am EST

Thank you for investigating this Conrad.

The software is all fully up to date. Following the exact same steps you have outlined above, the wallpaper is never removed after the Windows login. The only time it is removed is when the host is already logged in and active – i.e. not running the screensaver.

My viewer is Win7 Pro 32-bit and my host is Win10 Home 64-bit.
Edited:Antagony1960 - Nov 30, 2017 7:01:51 am EST

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960, User (Posts: 8)

Nov 29, 2017 1:59:20 pm EST

Thanks for your reply Conrad.

Sorry, I should have said, both 'Remove wallpaper' and 'Lock workstation on disconnect' were set under the additional properties tab.

So does this not normally happen?

'Remove wallpaper' doesn't work after Windows Login

Antagony1960 ., User (Posts: 8)

Nov 29, 2017 12:45:25 pm EST

Hi,

I'm trying out your software and quite impressed so far, but there does seem to be a problem with this feature. I've set up my home PC for an unattended direct connection via port forwarding and DDNS. It's all working pretty well, albeit a bit laggy because my home broadband isn't great – hence why I want the wallpaper removing. For security purposes I've also configured it to lock the workstation after disconnect, as well as having a screensaver on a shortish delay that always resumes to the lock screen. However, the wallpaper starts showing again after logging into Windows. I can remove it manually each time by toggling the setting off and on again from the connection properties in the dock, but that's an annoying series of clicks to have to keep doing all the time. Is there anything I can do to get around this, other than simply removing the wallpaper permanently within Windows?

Cheers!
Edited:Antagony1960 . - Nov 29, 2017 12:47:10 pm EST
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