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

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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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Transparent screensaver for Windows?

I am looking for a transparent screensaver. Or a way for there to be no screen saver, but instead of locking, it disables the mouse and most of the keyboard, until I hit an unlock key.
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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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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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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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Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity

I'm looking for a way in which I can force accounts left logged on to my Mac to auto logoff after a period of inactivity. There is a setting built in to the operating system (Lion), that does this, ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows 7 loses all network connectivity after screensaver is disabled

I have a very strange problem: My Windows 7 laptop is set to show the default windows screensaver after 10 minutes. No matter how long the screensaver is active, the network connections are fine. I ...
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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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What's the fastest way to trigger your screensaver? (Windows 7)

Ideally, I'd like to be able to press 1 button on my keyboard and have the screensaver come up, and not just a preview, but the actual screensaver such that when I try to access the computer it shows ...
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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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Windows Server 2003: this computer is in use and has been locked - disable it

Windows Server 2003 will lock the screen after ten minutes of idle time. In a production environment of course, this is NOT a problem. Using Windows in a development environment, I don't need to ...
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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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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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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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How can I prevent a policy-enforced screen lock in Windows 7?

Our corporate BOFH imposes the screen lock setting with a ridiculously short delay. It's frustrating and counterproductive. Is there a way to prevent the automatic screen lock? I would assume there ...
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Where can I get a “black screen” screensaver for OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion doesn't come with a "black screen" screensaver. Where can I get a screensaver that works with Lion and blanks the screen?
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I prevent mouse clicks during Ubuntu screensaver from actually clicking the UI (for a touchscreen terminal)

This might be a dumb question... I've got a touchscreen terminal set up for inventory tracking in my store. I have a screensaver set up on it that appears after 2 minutes with a generic "touch the ...
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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 7 screensaver options greyed out [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable GPO in windows 7 I'm working on a Win 7 Enterprise x64 box that had its screensaver disabled by sys admins. However, using this technique, I was able to at least ...
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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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How long since last keyboard/mouse action?

I imagine an OS must keep track of when the last user input (keyboard or mouse use, for example) was, or of how long it's been since the last user input, in order to know when to run a screensaver. ...
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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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Screensaver fine-tuning? (Gnome Linux)

I'd like to know if there's any way to disable a screensaver and re-enable it automatically after I'm no longer watching the movie or tv show. Also, can I disable the screensaver when flash (or, ...
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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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Make screensaver registry changes take effect immediately in Windows XP

I know I can change the settings for the screensaver in Windows XP from the command line by updating the registry as follows: regedit.exe /s settings.reg Where settings.reg contains: Windows ...
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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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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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How to suppress screen saver when a given program is running? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent screensaver starting when an application runs fullscreen. E.g when I am viewing a movie & making no ipnut. At other times I want my screensaver to kick in ...
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Looking for a particular old-school screensaver

I've scoured the rest of the internet, and I can't seem to find the screen saver I'm thinking of -- if memory serves, I last saw it about 15 years ago in grade-school on our Apple computers. The ...
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Is it possible to change the background behind the OS X login box screen saver unlock?

I have my Mac configured to require a password when it goes to sleep or when the screen saver comes on. When I wake it up I'm presented with a login box and the screen behind it is flat black. I would ...
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lock screen vs logout in Linux

When one locks the screen under Windows, it is redirected to the same screen as in the login. Under Linux, a program is run that "captures" all the mouse and keyboard events. While xcreensaver does ...
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Slideshow screensaver with dual-monitor support?

I have a dual-monitor setup at home + work and want to show off my panoramas on them when they're not busy. I'm looking for a program that supports the following: wide-screen images (and panoramas) ...
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Are screensavers relevant anymore?

I have an LCD monitor,and from what I've read from the Wikipedia article,they only protect CRT and plasma monitors which means that LCD monitors are not vulnerable to phosphor burn-in like those ...
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Dual Monitors don't turn off/sleep when they should

Details: Dual 25" monitors connected to HP Envy via HDMI and display port via DVI adapter. Power scheme is set up in high performance (Dim Display: Never - Turn Off Display: 15 mins - Computer ...
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Disable Asus Netbook Screensaver

I bought an Asus Eee Pc 1015pem. After uninstalling most of the bloat-ware the thing runs fine. However, I cant find a way to change/disable the screen saver. The standard Asus one is basically an add ...
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My screensaver does not turn on - what could be preventing it?

My screensaver will not turn on - despite everything set properly, it sometimes never activates. This is a problem, as I need screensaver password protection if I step away from the computer for an ...
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Is there a screensaver that makes my computer look unlocked?

Due to office shenanigans, I try to leave my computer locked when I step away. Sometimes I forget and hilarity ensues. What I'd like, though, is a way to detect when attempted shenanigans occur. ...
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How can I use a particular picture as a screensaver in Windows XP?

Yes, I want a static screensaver, which would be one of the pics that I have. I find no such option in the screensaver options list: Is there a way to do this?
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How can I lock the mouse and keyboard but see the screen?

Our team has a small Mac that we use to display an auto-refreshed web page, but it requires an authenticated user be logged into it. So the question: how can we show the browser, but have the ...
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Disable Windows auto hibernate on login screen

This has puzzled me for quite a while, and having found no solutions by myself I thought some of you might know what's going on. Symptoms Plug my laptop in. Hibernate Windows (Vista). Turn the ...