I was going down the rabbit hole of posts here, and ended up reading through @Rosco’s Login with a serial RFID / NFC reader under Windows and Linux topic. What really interested me was the first reply in the thread that detailed how to get around the screensaver without manually hitting a key. I looked into replicating that behavior with the KBR1, but ultimately discovered that Windows really doesn’t like you intercepting and modifying keyboard input for some reason . Luckily though, I found an easy way to just disable the screensaver alltogether, saving you the need to set up any complicated programs/scripts.
- Open the Local Group Policy Editor
- Navigate to
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization
- Find the setting
Do not display the lock screen
- Open it and set it to
You should now be thrown straight into the lock screen without ever seeing that needless screensaver. I know this will save entire seconds of annoyance and wasted effort over the course of my life, so I figured it was worth sharing!