Screensaver not working with hot corners

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by vexorg, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    About a week ago the hot corner stopped working with the screensaver.

    Oddly, the screensaver works fine when left for the time to activate, and in the test option. The hot corners work for all other options.

    The only combination that doesn't is screensaver activated by hot corners. I've tried changing the to different corners, used disable screensaver, nothing seems to have any effect.

    Other fixes online relate to the dock needed restart, I've tried that and also tried rebooting.

    HW is a macbook pro i7 2.2GHz, SW is 10.7.5. I get all updates as needed by apple.

    I like hot corners for locking the mac when nipping away from it, now I need to have it sleep every time I leave it alone.
  2. vdolmstead macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2009
    Wilmington DE
    Hot corner won't trigger Screen Saver

    I've come to learn that various applications that watch the screen for input will freeze the hot corner. iSkysoft's video capture tool for browser use, RealNetworks downloader and even Pages 5 seem to stop it. Give it a test for yourself. Command + Option + Esc (aka ForceQuit) brings up the menu and you can kill various apps until you find culprits.

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