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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable the screensaver password for all users via command line?

I have a pool of ~40 terminals running Windows Embedded POSReady (basically, a modified Windows XP). My problem is that these computers requires a password after exiting the screensaver. The ...
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How can I turn-off my laptop screen immediately if I want to? [duplicate]

How can I turn-off my laptop screen immediately if I want to? Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad (Dual Boot) OS1: Linux Mint 17 OS2: Windows 8 I know there is power management, but it is not immediately. Need ...
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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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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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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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Any way to do a weather screensaver for Linux or Windows 7? [closed]

I have a media computer we have in our shop connected to a 32" screen that we use to play music. Since it is in a public view area, I would like it to be set to "lock on resume" and have a forecast or ...
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Active Directory control screen saver based on user's email address

I want a particular screensaver for users on my AD, with primary email address as @abc.com and a different screen saver for users with email address as @xyz.com? How can I achieve this easily? We ...
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Why does Windows 7 only lock the computer upon stopping the screensaver? [closed]

On Windows 7, when I leave my station unattended, the screensaver starts. After a certain time -- although not exactly with starting the screensaver -- as soon as I leave the screensaver, the station ...
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Mac 10.6 - Unable to cp and mv files into ~/Library/Screen Savers/

I am trying to use Terminal to copy a file into ~/Library/Screen Savers/, but every time I try to do it, it fails. My command is: cp -r Web.saver '~/Library/Screen Savers/Web.saver' and the result ...
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Lock Screen / Screen Saver

I do a lot of work in front of my computer (whether on or off) while listening to music. I have a bunch of awesome high-resolution desktop backgrounds that I'd like to be able to look at but they're ...
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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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Location of installed screensavers on Windows 7

I just downloaded a screensaver that uses OpenGL and therefore runs really slowly without hardware acceleration. Unfortunately, my laptop has Intel integrated graphics. Luckily, this question had a ...
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How to have Photo screensaver display across multiple monitors?

I have 3 monitors. I'm using the default Win7 "Photos" screensaver. I have the rightmost monitor my Primary monitor. But when the screensaver starts, it displays only on my left monitor. This does ...
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How can I disable all internet connections while my screensaver is running?

I was wondering if it's possible to disconnect my desktop PC from the internet entirely when starting a screensaver? I would also like to reconnect to the previously selected network (I'm using a ...
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Turn monitor off forever …or screensaver

This may sound stupid but i need it for a project very badly Is there a way in windows to turn off the monitor forever or for a specific period of time. I am using nircmd.exe to turn it off but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...