Depending on the version of Windows & the actual screen saver, the following applies:
In NT/2000/XP, the screen saver is an actual different desktop, so if it is a proper/standard screen saver in these versions of Windows, My-T-Soft won't be visible at all - UNLESS it is a custom screen saver, that runs in the context of the default user desktop. In that case, and the Win95/98/Me case, the screen saver is just a full screen program that is running. Since My-T-Soft needs to be on top to be useful, it can appear over a non-standard "screen saver" There are pre-programmed classes (e.g. WindowsScreenSaverClass) for the standard screen savers that ship with Windows, so My-T-Soft knows to stay behind these, but again, if it is custom or not the Microsoft ones, My-T-Soft may not see it as a screen saver, and stay "on-top". This gets pretty advanced & intense, but it is all documented in the Help & controllable via the MYTSOFT.INI file - for example, if you look in the INI file for WindowsScreenSaverClass, you can see how it is configured & setup - there is a listing in the Classes section, then an entry with an Action= setting. See My-T-Soft Help | My-T-Soft User's Guide | Section IV - Other Information | Advanced User Notes. There is also ClassWatch/WindowWatch settings in the INI to "look" at what class of window is running.
Original ID: IB253139
|Category: Basic Configuration||Type: Information||Product: My-T-Soft|