Screensavers were developed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma computer monitors.

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Can I wake the Windows 10 screensaver using the shift key?

Admittedly, this is a pretty trivial problem... I'm in the habit of using the shift key to wake up a sleeping computer (either in suspend or just in screensaving mode). I do this because it is a key ...
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Execute program when screensaver starts

Is it possible, on Linux, to execute a program when the screensaver starts without using 3rd party tools? For example: I have a script that will run a who command and log the output to a file. I ...
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Run screensaver after idle time on lock screen

How could Windows be configured to run a screensaver after 2 minutes of idle time on the lock screen? Windows properly runs my screensaver after 2 minutes in explorer, but will not start my ...
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Timing out of computer screen

How do I keep the screen from timing out? When I play something on the computer, such as a film or music, the screen times out. How can I extend the active view of the image? I want the screen to ...
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How can I figure out what's keeping my monitors from turning off?

For some reason my monitors won't turn off, and the screensaver never comes on - either in Windows, or at the lock screen. I'm on a desktop with two monitors, using an up to date Windows 8.1, drivers, ...
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Web pages on a Screensaver

I'm trying to make my office a bit more professional and I need the employees to check constantly some web pages. Is there a way to have two or three web pages rotating on a screensaver? And also need ...
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Use Flickr as my screensaver

I'd like to have a Screensaver on my Mac using Flickr pictures. How do I do it? Any suggestions for a simple way? Can I Make some kind of selection of the pictures?
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How to load a video as a screensaver on Windows 10?

I need to load a video as a screensaver, so that once the screensaver is on, the video starts playing in full screen. On mouse event, the screensaver behavior could be normal, ie, go to the logon ...
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what is preventing my screensaver from kicking on? windows 10

I have been researching for a while on how to fix my screensaver. I can turn it on by previewing and it stays on but it wont go on by itself even though it is set to. powercfg /requests tells me: ...
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File Won't Run With Specific Name

This is a strange issue. It may seem unimportant, but now that I've encountered this I'd at least like to know why it happens or if it's a known bug amongst other files. I have a screensaver which ...
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Screen Saver nor Sleep Mode working on my Lenovo Yoga, Windows 8.1

My screen saver nor sleep mode ever kick on. I have windows 8.1 and a Lenovo Yoga. I have the setting enabled for both to kick on after few minutes to test and nothing ever happens. I've read a few ...
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Monitors “sleep” after no external input for a period of time

After about 10 minutes my monitors will go into low-power mode (just as if I had removed the video input). If I am actively doing something I do not observe this behavior, and quick movement of the ...
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How to get rid of lag/delay when unlocking Windows 10

With Windows 7 (and XP) I could walk up to a locked PC (without Ctrl-Alt-Del requirement) and start typing my password, even with the screen off, and the keypresses would all be sent to the password ...
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How to disable the 10 minute screen timeout/lock in KDE?

I'm trying KDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (the start screen now says "kubuntu" but the DE was installed on top of regular ubuntu). When no actions have been made for like 10 or 15 minutes or so the ...
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making an video a screensaver on windows 7

So I'd like to make a video a screensaver on Windows 7 and am having some difficulty doing so. So I converted my clip to a WMV and installed Photo Gallery and put the video - and just that video - in ...
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My Surface 3 goes into sleep/screen saver mode while I am actively using it (e.g. typing or scrolling with the mouse)

I have a Surface 3; when I am using it; typing etc, it keeps randomly going into sleep/screen saver mode. I haven't locked the screen, it's not inactive, I'll be typing or scrolling and the screen ...
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Screen saver disabled, but group policy shows it as “Not configured”

I am trying to enable my screen saver wait time setting, but it is grayed out (disabled). The local group policy seems to indicate that it should be enabled: How can I enable the settings? With ...
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Screen locks even when plugged in

I have attempted to prevent my screen from locking when plugged in for 3 hours, but it is not happening. These are my settings: Nevertheless, if I leave my computer for 15 minutes it locks, even ...
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Gamepad prevents screensaver from starting on Windows 10

Since I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the screensaver doesn't start anymore, and the screen never goes into standby when my gamepad is plugged (even idle) into the computer. "Allow this ...
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Something in Windows is preventing screensaver and monitor stand-by

Since I have this computer (it's a normal machine: an I5 on a P7P55D, HD5700 graphic board) Windows 7 has never been able to start screensavers or put monitors in stand-by. Configuration is not the ...
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Google Photos Screensaver not working on Windows 10 after upgrade

I recently upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Prior to upgrading, the Google Photos Screensaver (included in the Picasa install) worked fine. However, following the upgrade, the ...
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Windows 8.1 Video Screensaver shows grey film

I have a touch screen on display. I want the system to have a little video screen saver. I installed Windows Essentials so I would have this functionality. When trying to play the screensaver all I ...
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Preventing screensaver on lock, Gnome on Debain 8 (Jessie)

When locking my system, the screen saver immediately activates turning the screen black. How do I prevent this? I wan't the screen to stay awake during lock.
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When I have my webcam open in skype and walk away for any length of time my screensaver does not come on. How can I fix it so screensaver comes on?

Is there any way to make my screensaver come on when my webcam is open in Skype? The screensaver will work when my webcam is not being used.
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Slowing down screensaver slideshow speed Windows 10

I am only given 3 options (Slow, Medium, Fast). I need it to go slower than "Slow". "Slow" is around 10 seconds, I'd like to have around 20s. How is this achieved?
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Screen Saver Won't Activate

I am using a Intel computer stick plugged directly into the HDMI on the TV. Running Windows 10. I'm unable to setup my computer to "auto-lock". In the power settings, I set it to turn the display off ...
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Start blank screensaver, disable mouse to wake

I'm looking for a way to turn off my monitor screen and disable mouse input from switching it back on (while staying logged in) I need to use the screensaver function as the default built in ...
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Fedora 22 - Can't Access GNOME Lock Screen

I recently installed Fedora 22 and I'm using GNOME v3.16.2. I am new to Fedora, but moderately experienced with Linux. I cannot figure out how to lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut. I have ...
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Does a modern LCD display need a screensaver? [duplicate]

I wonder why people still use screensavers on their laptops with LCD or, if a more recent model, LED screens? I know that, for CRT displays, that were crucial and if one hadn't used screensavers then ...
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Windows screensaver schedule

In the office we have a computer running Windows (8.1) which displays monitoring data. I would like the display to be turned off outside office hours. So I changed the screensaver settings with a ...
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Increase delay between each photo in photo screensaver

I've set my screensaver to "Photos". How can I increase the delay from "slow" when the photo changes while screensaver is running ? This does not seem possible in control panel. Possibly can be ...
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Windows 7 screensaver won't activate if set at too many minutes

On my Windows 7 PC, if I set the screensaver to activate at 10 minutes or more, then it won't activate. But if I set it to 5 minutes or less, then it will activate. What could be the problem? How can ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...
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Automated screensaver configuration in command line/shell script

So I'm configuring some Default User Template LaunchAgents to configure a default screensaver for some of my company's most popular fan art. (It's actually been really well received by the team). ...
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Old group policy screen lock stuck

My old sixth form college enforced some of their own policies when you linked a personal device with their email accounts. This included (a) maximum 15 minute screensaver delay and (b) compulsory ...
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Why does my screensaver say [myname]'s Macbook Pro (4)

So I have a macbook pro running 10.10.3. I am still using the default screensaver, which (when the computer was new) said [MyName]'s Macbook Pro followed by an image of the apple logo. After a few ...
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Do we still need screensavers to “protect” LCD from damage [duplicate]

Screensavers were: Initially designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma computer monitors (hence the name)... So, does it make sense to setup screensaver on LCD display?
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Windows 7 Desktop Screensaver (bubbles) going very fast

I have a W7 PC and when the bubbles screensaver starts, the bubbles fly all over the screen at a dizzy rate instead of neatly sliding and bouncing round. Any ideas a) why and b) how to sort it?
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How to set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password?

I can set the inactivity time for the screen saver to start, but I cannot set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password. Is it possible to do it? Is it possible to synchronize the ...
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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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Disable KDE screensaver when running on battery

I'm using KDE and have a screensaver that has a steady 10% CPU usage (plus some more from X). The problem is that the screensaver application is still running when the screen is turned off. This is ...
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Screensaver on local display, while user use Remote Desktop on windows 7

we have some meeting rooms that run windows7, when the PCs are not in use, we want to show a screensaver that shows images (kind of like an internal info-screen station), and this works fine. when a ...
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Prevent windows screen lock when playing with joystick

My windows 7 system is set to lock the screen after 20 mins of inactivity. (Office enforced policy; cannot change settings..) When I am using the keyboard/mouse, windows treats them as user inputs ...
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Lowest possible CPU/GPU use for screensaver encode for mac (with handbreak or other free / cheap video encoders)

Similar to What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding? I want to know what is the best option for a 2014 15 retina mac pro. I tried MPEG 2 and it won't go as a S/S ...
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Windows 8.1 not activating screen saver, turning off monitor, or sleep mode

Any ideas on what would cause this? No applications that I actively run should be preventing this from happening: OneDrive, Steam, WhatPulse, puush, and f.lux. I have power options set to activate ...
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Linux: Prevent keyboard turning screen on under X

I'm trying to bind a key (using xbindkeys) to turn my monitors on/off under X. So far I have the key bound to this script: #!/bin/bash MOUSE="Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" if [[ ! -z $(xset q | ...
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How to turn off the screen saver of CentOS 7?

After a few minutes, the screen turns black and a screensaver will come out if I move the mouse, like on the screenshot below. How to turn all these off? The OS is Centos 7.
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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Utility to FORCE a Windows desktop to lock after <x> minutes of inactivity (screensaver unreliable) [duplicate]

Title says it all, it seems my Windows 7 workstation doesn't always respect the screensaver settings, is there a secondary utility that would be able to forcefully lock the workstation after a certain ...
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Why does my screensaver *not* activate the logon screen on resume?

Some background: I'm using Windows 7. I have the 'Photos' sreensaver configured. I have it set to start after 10 minutes of inactivity. I have it set to 'On resume, display logon screen.' The ...