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

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How can I create a bouncing logo screensaver?

I'm looking to create a basic screensaver, background set to a specific color, with a specific image (or images) bouncing around on the computer screen. For reference, the majority of the computers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X bug: Desktop & Screen Saver: image alignment preference is ignored

I have my desktop background set to rotate through a folder of images. Even though I have the alignment drop-down list set to "Center", the images still render as "Fill to Screen". When I change the ...
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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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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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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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Showing webpages as a screensaver in Mac OS X

Is there a way to show a collection of web pages as a screensaver in Mac OS X? Among other things I would need this app to be able to maintain sessions and either share them with Safari or Chrome or ...
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Method to view “Flickr best of the day” images as a screensaver?

Looking for a method to display the "best of the day" images from Flickr or Google Images, as a screensaver. I've heard that a Media RSS viewer might do the trick - any recommendations?
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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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centos 7: control idle (screen blanking) time?

OS: CENTOS 7 / Gnome 3 GUI How do I the time that must elapse until the OS thinks that the computer is idle and blanks out the screen? I am aware of the new Settings | Privacy | Screen Lock feature, ...
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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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Change Linux console screen blanking behavior

How do I change the screen blanking behavior on Linux virtual terminals? For example, if I switch to a VT from X, login, and leave the system alone for 5 minutes or so, the screen will blank like a ...
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Screensaver interrupts video playback

When watching video fullscreen through VLC media player, the screensaver will jump in and activate itself ontop of the video. I've temporarily set the screensaver timeout up from 10mins to 60, but ...
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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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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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Annoying lock screen timeout in Windows 8 64 bits (no pro). How to configure it? [duplicate]

I don't know why or when it started. I just noticed that the laptop where I have Windows 8 has an absurdly short timeout to lock the screen. The screen that is shown is the picture of the current user ...
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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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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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Transparent screensaver for Windows? [closed]

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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Fully Independent Screensavers for Multiple Monitors?

I am using dual monitors, but one of them is not used often. It's just for monitoring CPU, RAM, and hard disk usage, clock, and some gadgets. I really want to have a screensaver for it, which will ...
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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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When exactly does a Windows program pause running?

I have an app that needs to run for long period unattended on Windows XP and 7. I have it running on a remote machine that has LogMeIn installed so I can look at it from afar. The program has regular ...
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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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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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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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Is there any way to make the screensaver start, while Skype video call is in progress, in Windows 7?

So, my situation is as following, I'm forced to keep a Skype video call open during nights while I sleep, I would like the screensaver to kick in and start after lets say 5 mins of me being idle. ...
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Use a Web page as Screensaver (Linux)

Heyo, Is there an easy way to use a web page as a screen saver under Linux? preferably without allowing any interaction with whats presented. I'd like idle admin desktops to show our network ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...