Displaying the welcome screen after the screensaver is occasionally useful. This tutorial describes how to turn it on or off.
This is a common scenario. The screensaver turns on. A user moves the mouse and finds himself or herself sitting at the welcome screen. An extra click is needed to get into the desired workspace.
Some users might consider this a necessary part of XP. However, for many, this feature is an inconvenience.
To disable the welcome screen after the screensaver, follow these steps:
- 1. Right-click on a blank area on the desk top.
2. Select properties from the context menu that opens.
3. Left-click the screensaver tab.
4. Unclick the checkbox On resume, display Welcome Screen to disable. (Conversely, click the checkbox to enable it.)
5. Click OK.