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

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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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How to wake from screensaver directly to the login screen in Ubuntu

(a.k.a. How to switch users without entering password, part II) (see part I) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 with a user account for my wife, and one for myself. "Wake-from-screensaver" should result in "choose ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I disable the SuSE screensaver?

Running SuSE 11.1 w/ KDE 4. Screensaver keeps blanking out my screen on me and I can't find a setting to turn it off. A secondary issue is that it also eventually locks my screen on me if screen is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In Mac, how to create a button in dock to launch screen saver immediately?

In Mac, how to create a button in dock to launch screen saver immediately? I.e. use the screen saver as an app.
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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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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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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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Rich 3D screensavers and Nvidia Optimus - the windows process which executes screensavers

I need to use nvidia gpu for running a nice screensaver but it doesnt use my nvidia gpu and the screensaver has very low fps. I need to show nvidia settings a program, to use nvidia gpu with it. Which ...
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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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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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IOGEAR GCS632U KVM casues Windows 7 Screensaver to not work

When my Windows 7 laptop is in its dock and connected to the IOGEAR GCS632U KVM switch the screensaver will not start. If connected directly to the mouse and keyboard while in the dock the screensaver ...
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Prevent screensaver when flash is running in linux

I imagine that my problem is not unique to my circumstances, and I have been having it for some time. I am running Arch Linux, and quite frequently watch videos, particularly flash, in fullscreen. ...
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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 display a web page as my Gnome screensaver?

We'd like to change our screensavers to show the current status of our service at a glance. We already have a page that shows uptime, build status, and more as large red and green squares, and that ...
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Google Photos Screensaver stopped working on Windows 8

I have been running Google Photos Screensaver on Windows 8 without any trouble for the past month or so. In the past few days the screensaver failed to come on. Whatever I was working on was still ...
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Xubuntu: can't exit screensaver, can't login to console

I was in the middle of moving my windows partition with gparted and the screensaver kicked in. Now, no matter what I press on the keyboard or mouse the screen stays blank. I can get to a console with ...
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Screen savers don't really save the screen anymore, but

I read recently this HTG article and I agree with the author in general. But I find myself sometimes reading a non-trivial article, or debugging some tricky bug in my code, and in these cases, I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to start a screensaver?

For example, like I can press Win+L to lock my computer, can I press Win+(something) to start my screensaver? I'd like it to be just like if it starts automatically, where it will show lock screen on ...
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Picasa screensaver won't turn on sometimes

The Google Photo Screensaver, AKA the Picasa screensaver displays a weird behavior on my laptop: sometimes it works just fine, but lots of times it starts for a second or two, and then it stops, as if ...
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Gnome 3 screensaver (not suspend) resume hook?

Since whenever my laptop screen resumes sleeping (i.e. wakes up from screensaving) some settings are reset, such as keyboard backlight, I'd like to run some scripts each time this happens. I'm using ...
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GNOME Screensaver Widgets

Is there a way to add widgets to a Gnome screensaver? I think this can be done with KDE 4, but I've never liked KDE very much. I'm a programmer and comfortable with writing code if needed. I'd like ...
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How to require password on delay after screen timeout?

I have my machine set to time out after 5 minutes and shut off the display and require password. The inconvenience comes from the fact that I often work on another machine and reference the first ...
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gnome-screensaver disable blank screen

I am using SUSE Linux with gnome-2 My screensaver runs for 5 minutes and the screen goes blank after that. I want to disable the blank screen. I tried the following commands: $ setterm -blank 0 $ ...
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What is the usefulness of a screensaver on a computer using a LCD monitor?

Old computers were using CRT monitors and when an image was continuously displayed on the screen, it became marked. So, screensaver where invented to avoid screen burn-in. Laptops and modern ...
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Is there a way to toggle Aero Peek after a certain amount of inactivity (like a screensaver) in Windows 7?

I'm basically looking for Aero Peek style functionality that triggers after a certain period of inactivity. Is there any way of achieving this?
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Location based windows theme

Is there any way to change your Windows theme depending on what network you join? When i am connected to my home network, I would like to have all of my wallpapers on the slideshow (Windows 7) and my ...
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Is there a real reason to use a screen saver?

Other than entertainment, is there a real reason to use a screen saver? Does it somehow "save your screen"?
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Accessing the registry through the .NET Framework shows 1 thing; Regedit shows another [closed]

I'm posting here because this question has nothing to do with how to program something and everything to do with a screwed up computer. When I run the following line of VB .Net code in the Visual ...
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Why does my screensaver delay keep resetting, and how do I stop it?

I ran without a screensaver for a long time, but recently I enabled one. I set the delay to 10 minutes, but this setting will not hold. It keeps changing to 1 minute. I am able to apply the 10 ...