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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Both screens always stay on after adding second monitor

I had a single 1920x1080 monitor on a Windows 7 desktop PC and, per "power management" (not screen saver), the screen would go blank after 10 minutes. I added another monitor (2560x1600 if that ...
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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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Require password after screen saver

In the screen saver settings for xp/w7 Our "wait time" and "On resume, display logon screen" are greyed out. We've been told there is no group policy to cause this. Wait time is set to 15 minutes and ...
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suggested algorithms to prevent “image persistence” on an LCD screen

I have a Windows application which is displayed on kiosk machines and often runs continuously for weeks. The application is full screen. For reference imagine a screen divided into 2 panels, the left ...
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Windows 7 Screensaver only works on 4 out of 5 monitors

I have 5 monitors. When the windows screensaver turns on it only covers the right 4 screens (even when previewing). Windows and background remain visible on the left most monitor. I'm using the ...
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Permanently disable screensaver Fedora 19

I am creating a bash script that will 'setup' a client machine running Fedora 19 (GNOME). I need to be able to permanently disable the screensaver with no user input. I found some (granted, old) ...
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Allowing Restricted Functionality on a Logged-Off or Locked Windows Computer

Is there some way in Windows 7 to allow restricted functionality - for example just a browser running - when the normal user has either locked their computer or has logged off. The scenario I have in ...
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Disable Windows auto hibernate on login screen

This has puzzled me for quite a while, and having found no solutions by myself I thought some of you might know what's going on. Symptoms Plug my laptop in. Hibernate Windows (Vista). Turn the ...
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Where do screensavers come from in Ubuntu/Linux?

How can I add a screensaver to my system? I don't want to import an existing one, but to know the mechanics of how to CREATE one from scratch and install it as if it were one of the default ones.
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How to make a custom screen saver in Windows 7 - with time and calculated text?

I work for 12 hour shifts and I would like to make myself a screen saver that would show "Going home in $time" where $time is the current shift finish - current time. Is something like this ...
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Is it possible to disable domain enforced screen saver?

My Win XP laptop has screensaver configuration enforced by a company wide domain settings. It turns on after 15 mins and locks the screen. This is very annoying when I want to watch a movie at home, ...
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Full control on screen savers under Ubuntu 9.10

Under Ubuntu 9.10, I have some screen savers that I like, but I cannot change any option that would otherwise be specific for each screen saver, like for the photo/slideshow, to specify the actual ...
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Windows Server 2003: this computer is in use and has been locked - disable it

Windows Server 2003 will lock the screen after ten minutes of idle time. In a production environment of course, this is NOT a problem. Using Windows in a development environment, I don't need to ...