I decided to hit on some of my MCE issues today, so here’s anyone you might have seen. I use MCE for music more then anything else. Being able to go through my rather large music collection via my remote from anywhere in the room is nice. My problem was however, that if you have the screensaver active and or monitor go into sleep then when you hit the remote or mouse again the Taskbar would be in front of MCE. Tapping a button on the remote, keyboard or moving the mouse would send MCE back to fullscreen. This is a pain and I have never seen a proper fix for it.
So, here’s what you do. The fix is to check a rather dumb option in WMP and it will be fixed! Open WMP and goto Tools>>Options. Check “Allow screensaver during playback” under the Player tab. Now, it’s fixed!
This needs to be something MCE does for WMP upon launch. Some people do not want this setting checked when they are just using WMP, but using MCE you really need it to be checked. The bad part is that a year or so ago there was an application developed to stop MCE from doing just this. It’s in TGB Download Center and is called the “Screen Saver Prevention” program.