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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 8.1 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have the screensaver activate after half a minute?

If I try to enter '0.5' into the "Wait:" field in screen saver settings, I get this error when I press the '.': I want to activate the screensaver in half a minute. The only solution I came up ...
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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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Logon prompt after screensaver turns itself off randomly

I setup all my machines to require a logon prompt after resuming from screensaver. However, randomly about once every week or two on one particular machine I find that suddenly no logon is required. ...
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linux - when did screensaver turn on?

I sometimes fall asleep when using my computer. Is it possible to determine what time the screen saver turned on and therefore when I stopped using the computer and fell asleep?
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How do I safely kill xscreensaver from a script/the command line?

I'm using a Linux (RHEL6) workstation. I have a small script I wrote which locks and unlocks the screen via xscreensaver when I connect or disconnect my USB thumb drive, which effectively turns it ...
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Multimonitor screensavers? [closed]

I am currently using Windows 7 64 bit, with 2 screens. I am attempting to make my first screen saver. I am aware that a screensaver is essentially just a .exe renamed to .scr. I currently have a ...
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Stop currently running Windows screensaver from command line

I have a number of Scheduled Tasks running on a Windows machine, which is design to run stand alone and show useful information to the office. Part of it's use is to run a screensaver that itself ...
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Ubuntu RFID Screensaver lock-unlock

So, I have this el-cheapo RFID scanner and some RFID tags. I thought to myself, You know what would be neat? Enabling and disabling the lock screen with this thing. So the package arrived and I tore ...
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Have screensaver with photos in Windows 7 Pro on primary screen or on several screens

The screensaver with photos on Windows 7 Pro doesnt display the photo on the primary/default screen but on the leftmost extended one. How do you get on on the primary screen and on all 3 screens?
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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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Running Screensaver, While Powerpoint is Open

I have a 16 monitor wide display wall. They are all 42 inch LCD televisions. They are all run from the same computer. They all run powerpoint and have the exact same outline/design, but with the ...
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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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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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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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Lock screen without screensaver [duplicate]

We run a Wall display for our Jenkins continious integration server on an old windows XP machine. We want to be able to lock the machine, while still displaying the web browser. Windows screen saver ...
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Log screensaver activity

I'd like to know if there's any way to see logs of the screensaver activity. Something like that: 02/02/2013 10:16:47 Screensaver started 02/02/2013 10:17:23 Screensaver stopped I'm running Win7 ...
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ASUS N56VZ-S4209P Screen saver, Screen dimming,sleep/hibernation mode not working according to power management settings

I have a problem with my ASUS N56VZ-S4209P(Win8, I7-3630QM) laptop. If I use the fn+f7 command to turn off the screen it turns on by itself after a few seconds (the time varies between 1-10 seconds). ...
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Changing Windows Media Center Screensaver

I've enabled the picture slideshow screensaver within Windows Media Center and all was good when I had an LCD TV. Now that I have plasma, I'm noticing some slight image retention where the white ...
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Stop screen from locking when laptop lid is closed

In Ubuntu 12.04, how can I keep the screen from locking when I close my laptop? I know I can disable locking altogether, but I do want the screen to lock when inactive. And I want it to lock when I ...
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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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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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Apple TV - How to parse/read the Apple TV Photo Database file?

I've used iTunes 11.0.2 "File->Home Sharing->Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV" to select a directory with 4000 photos. Unfortunately, only a few (100-ish?) are in the random rotation on the Screen ...
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(How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?

As the title asks (Windows 7). (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line? Is it even possible? Normally I am happy with a 5 minute setting, but occasionally I ...
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Plugging USB sound card prevents Windows Screen saver from running

I'm developing an embedded Windows based device with some extra hardware (an information kiosk). I need second sound card in the device so I use USB Device like this but when I plug it in it ...
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How to make xscreensaver turn off the backlight only when explicitly locked

Is it possible to set up XScreensaver so that it would turn the LCD backlight off only when I lock the screen by hand? I thought it must be controlled by the "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode", but ...
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Unable to lock screen on Ubuntu LiveCD

I go to System Settings -> Screen and there are three options. "Turn off after", "Lock" and "Lock screen after". The last two are grayed out. Any ideas as to why and how I can unlock them? I've ...
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Set screensaver/powerdown timeout on Microsoft Surface

When I watch a movie on my Surface RT without the power cable plugged in, after some minutes the screen turns dark (I'm assuming that's the screensaver or some other power saving feature) and the ...
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SMPlayer does not disable screensaver

I am running SMPlayer 0.8.0 (mplayer frontend) on Linux Mint 14 64bit, when I play a movie and stop using the peripherals the screensaver kicks in after a while. I have checked the "Disable ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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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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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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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?