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When my Mac Mini goes into screen saver, I can't get out of it unless I press the hotkey that puts the computer to sleep. If I do that, then immediately press the shift-key, it wakes up from sleep and it is not in the screen saver. If I let the screen saver time out (currently an hour), the screen blanks and when I press the shift key I get the password prompt.

This makes no sense to me. I've tried resetting the parameter RAM and have tried changing screen saver.

I'd like to make this behavior stop.

Details:

macOS: 10.14.5 (Majove)
Require Password: 4 hours after sleep or screen saver begins
Turn display off after: 1hr
Screen Saver: Classice
Source: Photos
Shuffle slide order
Hot corners: Yes (lower right)
Start After: 30 minutes

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