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megadot Level 1 (0 points)
I have my Mac Mini connected to my flat screen TV. I have my screen saver set to come on after the minimum time to protect my plasma panel. Since upgrading to iTunes 10 my screen saver starts after 3 minutes when I'm using a full screen visualizer. I use the visualizer whenever I'm listening to music. This didn't used to happen and it's really annoying. The same thing happens with iTunes 10 on my desktop Mac and my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to stop this happening without turning the screen saver off?

Macmini3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • nivek2002 Level 1 (5 points)
    I don't have any answers, but I'm having the same problem. I updated to iTunes 10 a few days ago and today I noticed that the screensaver keeps cutting off the iTunes Visualizer when before the update it didn't. I turned off screensaver for now, but that's not really a long term solution.
  • GavinW Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm having the exact same problem. Needs to be fixed.
  • miker_74 Level 1 (0 points)
    same problem.
  • helifreak Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes, same problem here. I guess we will have to wait for the next update, or turn off the ss for now...
  • JimSix Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem. Glad to hear it's not just me.

    I decided to not upgrade to iTunes 10 on my MacPro (which is home to the main iTunes library) after our iMac kept doing this. I use Visualizer ALL the time when I am not sitting on the computer (sometimes even then just to watch the patterns!) and iTunes is on most of the day.

    I agree, switching Screen Saver off is not the solution. Apple please fix this. Thanks.

    Also, the new lack of album art on the left if the cd only has a few tracks is annoying too. Not sure if v.10 is quite the hit. Ping seems to be its main selling point.
  • shazborean Level 1 (0 points)
    Jumping on the dogpile. Happens to me too with Internet radio streaming -- I get up for more coffee and when I come back no visualizer. Apple please fix.
  • ChicagoBubba Level 1 (10 points)
    Apple does need to fix this. I'm tired of my visualizer leaving full screen only to run in a window when the screen saver starts. Why did Apple change this in iTunes? Dumbasses.
  • mjamg Level 1 (0 points)
    Just to add critical mass to this issue, I'm having the same problem.... Hopefully Apple fixes this glitch.
  • megadot Level 1 (0 points)
    I've updated to the latest iTunes 10.0.1 and the problem is the same. Are Apple aware of this issue?
  • JimSix Level 1 (0 points)
    I did provide them feedback on their "Provide iTunes Feedback" link clearly stating my unhappiness with this situation. So hopefully someone somewhere is reading it and something may eventually get done... Here's hoping!

    I guess if we all sent our concerns regarding this issue to Apple using the link in iTunes. (iTunes > Provide iTunes Feedback), then we have done our bit and can only wait for a fix in the next update.

  • JimSix Level 1 (0 points)
    Any updates on this situation with the Visaulizer cutting out due to the screen saver?

    It's the only ting holding me back from upgrading to iTunes 10.
  • megadot Level 1 (0 points)
    Just updated to iTunes 10.1 and the problem is still there.
  • Ploef Level 1 (20 points)
    Well, I just provided feedback Like JimSix Did, as it still hasn't been fixed...

    Message was edited by: Ploef
  • Morbific Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here.  It's giving me a level of rage to be honest - it makes the visualiser functionally useless.  There was a post on the Internet ( where the guy seems to indicate this is by design - I'm not buying it.


    If it really was by design, then why does the Macbook fan still spin higher as if it's doing some hefty number crunching?  I'm pretty sure the visualiser is still there and running, just hidden by the screen saver.


    Bug, plain and simple, and needs a fix.

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