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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X auto Sleep prevention

I have a problem with Mac OS X (Leopard) on my MacBook Pro: when I go away for a few minutes my laptop automatically sleeps and all my running applications stop working (such as my downloads). What ...
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Prevent mouse from deactivating screensaver in OSX

In OSX, when the screensaver is activated, I don't want to be able to deactivate it with a mouse, just with a keypress. But I don't want to enter a password. I just want to be able to deactivate the ...
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Mac: How to log in as different user when Mac requires password to wake from sleep?

If your Mac is set up to require a password when being awoke from sleep or the screen saver is it possible to log in as a different user? If so how?
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Stop PowerPoint from disabling Power Save Mode

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I am launching using the command powerpnt /s "filepath". This presentation runs as a screensaver on our workstations and runs just fine. The problem is that as ...
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Windows 7 hangs after longer inactivity of user

I have serveral PCs running Windows 7 in different falvors (32- / 64-bit / Professional / Ultimate / ATI / Nvidia) - they all have one problem in common... ...if I don't work on any of them for a ...
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When exactly does a Windows program pause running?

I have an app that needs to run for long period unattended on Windows XP and 7. I have it running on a remote machine that has LogMeIn installed so I can look at it from afar. The program has regular ...
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Requiring password when restoring from sleep or screensaver

How do you require a password to be entered when restoring from sleep or screen saver?
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How do you change the screensaver without going through the Control Panel (Windows 7)

I figure there's an .exe file somewhere in C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 but I'm unable to locate it. Basically, I'm hoping I can right-click it and Run As Administrator in order to get around the ...
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dim display on idle (Windows 7, NOT a laptop)

This might be a weird request, but my googlefu has been weak. I want my Windows 7 desktop to dim after x minutes/seconds of being idle. I don't care if it's an actual SCR or an app that runs in the ...
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ScreenSaverGracePeriod not working

In Windows XP there is a registry setting called ScreenSaverGracePeriod which lets you set a time period between the activation of the screensaver and locking of the screen. As as result, as soon as ...
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slideshow on extra monitor?

I'm looking for a slideshow style application for windows that I can apply to one monitor on a multi-monitor system. I want to simulate it being a photo frame, in rotating pictures etc. I also need ...
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Screen Saver Settings

I'm using Windows XP, there's a policy by admin that forces the computer to lock itself after some amount of idle time. Is there anyway around this?
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Method to view “Flickr best of the day” images as a screensaver?

Looking for a method to display the "best of the day" images from Flickr or Google Images, as a screensaver. I've heard that a Media RSS viewer might do the trick - any recommendations?
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How to make a screensaver work on multiple monitors?

How do I make a screensaver work on multiple monitors? Windows XP
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Why does my Mac always crash when I enable `ask for password after screensaver ended`?

I have enabled these two things: Placing the mouse-pointer in the bottom-left corner of any display makes the screensaver appear After the screensaver or stand-by has ended, ask for password ...
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Start screen saver the moment I lock the computer on Win XP

Can I change the scheduling of the screen saver, to start as soon as I lock my Win XP?
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How do I find the current/recent photo in the WinXP “My Pictures” screensaver?

My mother's laptop is using Windows XP's built-in "My Pictures Slideshow" screensaver in Display Properties. It is using the default folder Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\My Documents\My Pictures ...
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Where can I find a screensaver that makes the screen go blurry?

Most screen screen saver sites seem to be filled with spyware. Where can I find a screensaver that makes the screen blur?
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Want random picture screensaver, then sleep

When I configure my mac (leopard) to use the "random picture" screensaver after 10 minutes, and to go to sleep after 1 hour of inactivity, it won't ever go to sleep. It seems that it refuses to go to ...
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Windows XP password protection lockout

We are working on client-provided VMs. We connect to these VMs using Remote Desktop, and each VM is running Windows XP. After some time, the machine gets locked and we need to re-enter the password ...