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

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Slideshow screensaver with dual-monitor support?

I have a dual-monitor setup at home + work and want to show off my panoramas on them when they're not busy. I'm looking for a program that supports the following: wide-screen images (and panoramas) ...
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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Screensaver on only one monito in dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need. When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want ...
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Windows 7 loses all network connectivity after screensaver is disabled

I have a very strange problem: My Windows 7 laptop is set to show the default windows screensaver after 10 minutes. No matter how long the screensaver is active, the network connections are fine. I ...
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Lock Computer after X minutes, non user editable

Case: I have younger siblings who have a linux computer. They are not allowed to access this computer without parental approval and entry of a password. Their solution is to disable my locking ...
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set a program as a screensaver? or interactive screensavers [closed]

I have been using this software As a screensaver for my home pc to keep the toddlers and other kids busy and happy. Looking at it inspried me to think of several things that I would consider ...
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Microsoft Video Screensaver Won't Install - Windows XP

When I try to install Microsoft Video Screensaver, it tells me I need to validate Windows. When I click "Continue," it opens up a link in IE and runs a script to test my Windows XP copy's validity. It ...
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VMWare Player windows 7 screensaver issue

In the research department we run machines with CentOS 6 with VMWare player 5 on top with a Windows 7 virtual. Because of security settings, we set out linux and windows desktops to lock the screen ...
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How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled)

How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled) This is very annoying when i'm trying to work. I have changed everything in power ...
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Auto lock the screen for any user after specified period of inactivity on Windows 7

In Windows 7, when logged in as a specific user, you can adjust the screen saver settings so that when the screen saver activates subsequent interaction displays the login screen. More specifically, ...
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Make your Screensaver as a Wallpaper in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS laptop, a G75V model. It has 16GB Ram, 2TB of HD space, and a 2GB 660M video card. It is also a 17" LCD at 1080 DPI resolution. It has an Intel i7 processor in it. So what I think I am ...
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Windows 8.1 will not go back to sleep after waking up

I have problems putting Windows to sleep and starting the screen saver on my new Windows 8.1 machine. Sleep mode and screen savers work only when the computer is first powered up (or restarted). But ...
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How can I prevent a policy-enforced screen lock in Windows 7?

Our corporate BOFH imposes the screen lock setting with a ridiculously short delay. It's frustrating and counterproductive. Is there a way to prevent the automatic screen lock? I would assume there ...
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What's the fastest way to trigger your screensaver? (Windows 7)

Ideally, I'd like to be able to press 1 button on my keyboard and have the screensaver come up, and not just a preview, but the actual screensaver such that when I try to access the computer it shows ...
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Showing webpages as a screensaver in MacOSX

Is there a way to show a collection of web pages as a screensaver in MacOSX? I found some apps that claim to do that or I thought would be able to do that, but none of them worked properly. Among ...
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What is preventing my computer from going idle?

When I first boot my Windows 7 computer, it will go idle if I stop using it - first the screensaver comes on, then the computer goes to sleep after a certain amount of time. This is the expected ...
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Xubuntu 9.10 running on VirtualBox never goes idle

On my Windows 7 32bit machine I'm running a VirtualBox instance of Xubuntu 9.10 32bit and I've noticed that the screen saver on the virtual box instance of Xubuntu never becomes active despite setting ...
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Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity

I'm looking for a way in which I can force accounts left logged on to my Mac to auto logoff after a period of inactivity. There is a setting built in to the operating system (Lion), that does this, ...
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Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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How can I get my Windows 8 PC monitor to power off like a phone?

Here is what I would like to happen (and what I mean by "like a phone"): I use my PC I stop input to the PC (therefore "idle") Some time passes (say 3 minutes) There is an indicator that the monitor ...
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Horrible OpenGL performance on Intel HD Graphics laptop

I’ve been trying to run the ReallySlick screensavers on a laptop for a while now, but some of them do not work (they crash), and the ones that do work have terrible performance and are uselessly slow. ...
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Mac OS X (Mavericks) - how to wake from screensaver by just moving mouse?

I used to be able to wake my MacBook Pro from the screensaver by just moving the mouse, but this no longer works after I upgraded to OS X 10.9.2 (Mavericks). I've been told this is a feature, but I ...
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Screensaver won't start in windows 8

I had windows 7 on my computer for some times, I decided to install windows 8. Had no problem with windows 7 with the same hardware. But now the screensaver won't start. Even if I set it to start ...
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Screensaver that just disables keyboard and mouse

Does anyone know of a way that I can lock my computer without a screensaver being shown? I run some graphs that I like to check every now and then from a distance. But I don't want other people to ...
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disabling password require via applescript freezes Mac

I wrote little script to enable/disable screensaver and password check. Idea is that when my iPhone is near to my Mac (Proximity app checking this), screensaver and password check should be disabled. ...
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Different behaviours of Gnome Screensaver

When locking the screen using gnome-screensaver-command --lock (assuming that gnome-screensaver is running): If the session is Gnome, it shows a blue screen with a very large clock. If the session ...
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Allow monitor to turn off during youtube playback

I have a HTPC hooked up to my Plasma TV. I occasionally like to turn on a youtube playlist, minimize chrome, and listen. The video playback, even though it's minimized, keeps the screen from turning ...
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Windows 7 screen saver

We have a range of public Windows 7 computers. The computers are always on. When the users are logged on, the screen must not go off and the computer must not sleep. However, when the user ...
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Delay locking Windows 8 when screensaver goes off

Is there a way to have the screensaver activate and wait a few seconds before going into a locked state under Windows 8? It's really annoying that I need to put in my password when I'm thinking at my ...
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Transparent screensaver for Windows?

I am looking for a transparent screensaver. Or a way for there to be no screen saver, but instead of locking, it disables the mouse and most of the keyboard, until I hit an unlock key.
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Removing default OS X screensavers from random rotation

I have a pack of screensavers (XScreenSaver) that I would use in Ubuntu, with a certain number of them selected at random when a screensaver is needed. I have this same pack, now, for OS X Snow ...
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I would like to make the screen go black every 8 seconds. How?

As the title says, because I suffer from dry eyes I've been told to blink every eight seconds when I'm in front of the computer, and I thought a black screen might help. Do you have any easy solution ...
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Force a UAC Prompt to Change Screensaver Settings

I want to force a UAC whenever someone goes to change the screensaver settings. I already did a registry hack where it forces the user to put in the admin password whenever the UAC pops up. Now I want ...
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Manjaro screensaver onto Win8.1

I used Manjaro before changing to Windows a while back. I really liked the screensavers that came with Manjaro, and I want to have them on my current Windows installation. Is this achievable? If so, ...
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Run a batch/cmd upon screensaver

Is there a way to run a .bat or .cmd when the screensaver starts? I've noticed some .exe can run if you rename them to .scr but is that it?
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Disable the screensaver in Red Hat

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant Update 2). Please help to disable the screensaver.
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Display issue after enabling Super Energy Saver?

This is going to sound incredibly stupid to computer buffs, I'm sure. But: My battery was dying. I enabled Super Energy Saver in the Power Options. The screen went black, and then the resolution ...
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Display website as screensaver

How can I make my screensaver, in OSX Mountain Lion, to display a website? Not a static one, a dynamic, changing website that uses HTML5.
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Make Gnome screen lock after 1 hour, not 15 minutes?

I am using Fedora 20 with Gnome. The screen Power Savings blanks the screen after 15 minutes and then the screen gets automatically locked. I'd like to have the screen blanked and locked after an ...
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Turn a PowerPoint into a Screensaver/Create your own

I wanted to convert a PPT presentation into a screensaver on Windows, however it is essential that I can keep the animation on the slides. Is something like this possible, preferably for free. If not ...
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What keyboard key is the safest to press to wake a computer from screen saver?

Just wondering, any OS, any computer. What if I accidentally double-tap the key? Or what if the screensaver wasn't on? I'm guessing delete and escape are quite bad, along with ctrl-c and hitting the ...
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Prevent Moving Mouse / Pressing Key on Keyboard from stopping Windows from Locking

I currently have my computer set to go to screensaver and lock the workstation after 10 minutes. Everything works fine but if someone is near the computer and it is about to lock, you see the screen ...
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OSX: Is there a way to make an .app file a screensaver?

I don't use Macs regularly at all and need port a screensaver from windows to Mac. I've successfully made .app file that runs as expected on OSX. On windows I can just rename an .exe to .scr and ...
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How do I change the screensaver on FreeNAS 8?

The default screensaver is annoying. I would be happier with a blank screen.
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How can you lock start the screen-saver in OS X with a keyboard shortcut?

I want to be able to lock the screen quickly, and and the hot-corner thing is slow and tricky. Any ideas?
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Screen Saver's Wait Setting is Greyed Out

I have admin rights on my laptop but in the screen saver settings it is set that the screen saver appears after 15 minutes of inactivity. this setting is greyed out and I can not change it so that the ...
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Windows 8 screensaver defaults back to 1 minute no matter what I do

I can't figure out how to get my screen saver to turn on after a timeout period greater than 1 minute. Everytime I set it in display preferences and click "apply" it defaults back to 1 minute. I even ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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Where can I get a “black screen” screensaver for OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion doesn't come with a "black screen" screensaver. Where can I get a screensaver that works with Lion and blanks the screen?
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Any way to detect what is disabling the screensaver?

Is there any Windows application out there that will determine what process is preventing the screen saver from becoming active?