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

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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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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?
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How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled)

How do I stop Windows 8 from timing out after 1 minute and going to the login screen? (Lockscreen already disabled) This is very annoying when i'm trying to work. I have changed everything in power ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change the screensaver on FreeNAS 8?

The default screensaver is annoying. I would be happier with a blank screen.