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

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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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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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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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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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How do I set a hot corner in Windows 7?

I have a dual monitor setup on my Windows 7 box at work. I'd like to know how (if possible) I can set a hot corner to start the screensaver or put the display to sleep?
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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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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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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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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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Possible to selectively blacken out individual monitors?

Is there a way to somehow selectively "blank" or blacken an individual monitor while it's on through some type of "topical" solution? I have three monitors, and sometimes I want to view solely on ...
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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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Synergy Windows 7 Screen Saver issue

I have synergy server running on a Windows 7 laptop, I have another laptop running windows XP as the Client. When synergy is first started the Screen Saver will start after the 5 mins of inactivity ...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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KDE screen lock log?

When the screen is locked in KDE (my specific version is Kubuntu but hopefully this is something that is generic Linux), is the event logged? If so where would I look to find it?
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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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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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Authentication Failure Upon Successful Login

I was reveiwing the logs when I was successful in logging into a workstation - however in the in the var/log/secure log it is logged as > gnome-screensaver-dialog:pam_unix(gnome-screensaver:auth): ...
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How do I make Windows-L hotkey activate my screen saver while locking the workstation?

I am using Windows 7. Currently, the Windows-L hotkey shortcut takes me to a blank Windows screen telling me to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to unlock the computer (requiring my password). I want to override ...
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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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How to set screensaver for Lock Screen of Windows 8?

Is it possible to set the screensaver for the Windows 8 Lock Screen? When it locks, it shows the time, notifications, and background image. Then turns of my monitor after the time specified in my ...
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Transparent screensaver for linux?

I want to have a few console windows running tail -f on logs. Unfortunately this means that anyone with access to the computer can press Ctrl+c and have shell access. So I want to lock the screen ...
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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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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 ...
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My screensaver kicks in afer a few seconds and changeing it in the control panel is not working.

I have Windows 7 professional. It was working fine until I had to move the PC. I disconnected everything and when I put it back together this started happening. I have had my techs look at it but they ...
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Windows 8 screen goes black after a minute - but I don't have a screensaver

Similar to Windows 8 screen goes black after a minute Anyway, I do not have a screen saver set....so...does that mean Windows 8.1, by default blanks out the screen whether a screen saver is set or ...
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Stop screensaver and lock session on Debian by command line

I tried several ways to stop the screensaver and the lock session but I can't fix it. I went to the settings but there isn't any "never" for the screensaver timer. The minimum is 1 minute, the ...
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When waking up from screensaver, the screen is initially black

Using Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, without Aero. I'm not connecting through remote control. This problem does not occur when the machine comes out of standby/hibernate. My screensaver is set to "blank". ...
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Disable screensaver / screen blank via command line?

I am attempting to disable screensaver, screen blank and screen lock via the command line. This is because the settings will be applied in an unattended install. From my own research this appears to ...
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OSX Run Bash or App as the screensaver

Is it possible to use an Application or bash script as the screensaver? I would to like to run a bash script pmatrix or App (iTerm) as the screensaver? I'm on 10.6.8.