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Ending screensaver exits running app

New problems with my two Roku 3800 Streaming Stick with update to Software Version 10.  When pausing a program and the screensaver kicked in, when hitting play to resume, it would exit the app running and randomly start a different app, or even install a new app.  It happened with the screensaver starting in all wait times.  I had used the Aquatic Life screensaver, then switched to the Cityscape and had the same problem, then went to the digital clock, and it seems to be OK now.  I didn't have these problems with the 2 screensavers before the update.  Update 198 didn't fix the problem, but fixed the non-functioning volume control on the remote.

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Re: Ending screensaver exits running app

Pressing play on a screen saver with ads, does normally go to the advertised channel.  As I recall, there's a little icon that indicates that pressing play takes you there - though it's a bit tiny.  I switched to clock screen savers years ago to avoid having to think about this;

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Re: Ending screensaver exits running app

Never use Play/Pause or OK to dismiss/exit a screensaver.  You never know what Roku will foist upon you.  Always use some other button then press Play to resume your video.

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