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

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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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Change Linux console screen blanking behavior

How do I change the screen blanking behavior on Linux virtual terminals? For example, if I switch to a VT from X, login, and leave the system alone for 5 minutes or so, the screen will blank like a ...
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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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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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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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Disable Windows 7 screensaver over RDP

How can I turn off the screensaver in RDP sessions and thus keep the session alive and unlocked, even if I am not actively working in it for some time? Note: the solution should work without ...
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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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Switch user from locked screensaver?

I'm having the same problem as this, but the answer from there doesn't work for me. Neither in my iMac upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion (currently at 10.8), nor from a Mac Mini with Lion Server ...
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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 ...
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Best screensaver type for monitor [closed]

To maintain the screen quality of a monitor what is recommended screensaver type ? I would have though it should be just a blank black screen as its keeping the pixels in the 'off state'. Is this ...
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Windows logon screen not always displayed after screen saver activated

I've set screen saver settings to turn on after 60 minutes and "on resume, display logon screen". When I returned in the morning, I was brought to the desktop without a logon screen. However, I just ...
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How do I find which program is disabling the screensaver?

I was running a program that disables the Windows screensaver. I'm not sure what program it was, but the screensaver will not work even when all programs are closed. I have to restart Windows to ...
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Screensaver not kicking in

I have a screensaver applied via Group policy. On only one of the machines, it never goes to screensaver. If I look in the display control panel, the timeout is grayed out and set to 8 minutes... so ...
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ScreenSaver Group Policy Not Working

UPDATE: In the meantime, I've set Password protect the screen saver to Not configured and Prevent changing screen saver to Enabled. I'm still unable to determine why setting Password protect the ...
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Where are the images stored that are being shown in my screen saver?

I'm not really familiar with Mac at all, but I have a friend who has this issue (she's a mac person, but not a computer person), so thought I would give it a shot. The problem is that she has some ...
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Manually start screensaver with password protect

Windows 7 I wish to manually lock the computer so I placed a shortcut to scrnsave.exe on the desktop. (I do not want the user to use Ctrl+Alt+Del --> Lock This Computer for various reasons) Problem ...
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Can WinXP screensavers be used in Win7

Two part question: Can WinXP screensavers be used in Win7? Where can I find a copy of WinXP's Windows logon screensaver?
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Run an application with/as screensaver

How do I add a custom application to run as a screensaver. Like calc.exe for example?
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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.
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What caused my Mac OS X Lion Screen Savers and Desktop Pictures to go missing?

The same issue has been reported here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1195057 The files exist in the regular system folder, but they are missing from the list in System Preferences. ...
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Mplayer doesn't prevent screensaver in Ubuntu

I'm trying to watch a movie using mplayer, and despite putting stop-xscreensaver=yes in my /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf file, and also starting mplayer using the -stop-xscreensaver, I still have to sit ...
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Slideshow screensaver in Win-7 vs. XP

Since I skipped Vista, this may be an old question, I don't know. In XP, the built-in SlideShow (Photos) screensaver would randomly rotate among images not just in the directory specified in the ...
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How to enable screensaver in windows 7 when in locked screen

How can I make the screensaver start automatically after some time when in the LOCKED screen? I don't mean the logon dialog screen, but the locked screen.
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Display User Selection screen (tsdiscon.exe) instead of lock screen after screensaver inactivity

In the screensaver dialog (windows 7) you can check the box that states "on resume, display lock screen." Is it possible to show the User Selection screen (tsdiscon.exe) instead?
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Mac OS X Lion Screensaver on Locked Screen

I have a screensaver set in my system preferences, but when I lock my screen either with Alfred or clicking on the user profile menu and hitting "Login Window...", it runs a different screensaver. Is ...
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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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Allow Administrator to unlock Windows system

Is there a way to allow either the domain administrator or a specific group to unlock screen savers or locked systems in a Windows domain environment? Here's our usage scenario. We have a mixture of ...
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Screensaver with active desktop

I am running XP and im looking for a screensaver that does not change the desktop. I.e when the screensaver is active, i want to be able to see my desktop as it is and any changes on the desktop to be ...
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App / Plugin to flip between active screens

Bit of an odd request, but I'm coming up with nothing after spending a solid hour searching Google. I am looking for either a browser plugin or separate application that will periodically change the ...
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Does Fedora 15 support screensavers?

I can't seem to find an option in Fedora 15 to enable/disable/configure a screensaver. Does it even have screensaver support, or is there something I missed?
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Using Ubuntu, how come the screen saver is a black screen when running on the battery?

I have an F-spot screen saver made and selected to run after a time period of inactivity. When the AC is connected, the screen saver runs after the select time, but when running on battery the blank ...
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MacBook Core 2 Duo: “Require password to wake this computer from sleep” No longer works

After recently updating my MacBook to 10.5.8, I've noticed that the option to require a password to wake the computer from sleep/screensaver no longer works. I put the thing to sleep, and it comes ...
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Reliable way to run a task after specificed time without user input

For a Kiosk solution I'm looking for a completely reliable way to run a batch file on Windows 7 after a specified time without any user input (think screensaver). So far I've been looking at: ...
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Screensaver starting before scheduled time

I am using Windows 7 Professional. I have the screensaver time property set to 8 minutes, but the screensaver starts after only 1 minute of inactivity. I've tried increasing/decreasing the time but ...
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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 ...