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

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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 ...
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What screensaver for Windows can display a console window?

What screensaver for Windows can display a console window, and be used to run a custom console application? For example, a screensaver that could be configured with the command "ping -t 10.0.0.1". ...
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Is it possible to disable domain enforced screen saver?

My Win XP laptop has screensaver configuration enforced by a company wide domain settings. It turns on after 15 mins and locks the screen. This is very annoying when I want to watch a movie at home, ...
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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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Animated Fractal Screen Saver

Recently i got intrigued by the math of Fractals and now I am looking for a good quality (mandelbrot) fractal sceensaver. I thought that would be easy, but alas: looked around at the web, but could ...
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Where do screensavers come from in Ubuntu/Linux?

How can I add a screensaver to my system? I don't want to import an existing one, but to know the mechanics of how to CREATE one from scratch and install it as if it were one of the default ones.
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something to play a VOB file as a screen saver

back to my touchscreen jukebox question, i thought of another way to do it if the software exists, is there something out there that will play a VOB file as a screen saver? that would do everything ...
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Mac OS X - auto login followed by immediate activation of screen saver

How can I activate the screen saver immediately after Mac OS X (10.6) logs me in automatically? I want the computer to reboot and log me in after a power failure, but I don't want it to be accessible ...
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How can I switch power profiles in KDE (Powerdevil) via DBUS/qdbus?

I want to switch power profiles in Powerdevil (the Power Management interface in KDE 4) between "Presentation" and "Performance" (default) from the command line. Basically, I need this to disable ...
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How can I trigger the screensaver on my Mac?

When I step away from my computer, I want to turn the screensaver on. Any suggestions for how I could do that?
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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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Free screen saver for dual monitor system

Finally I outfit my system with dual screens, After I spent over hour and half for setting good looking desktop background, Now I want to try some cool screen saver that can use dual motors ...
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How can I prevent video files restarting when entering screensaver in Media Center?

If I am watching a video file, press stop then wait for the screensaver to kick in, the video file will restart from where it was stopped but the screen will remain blank, i.e. the audio will be ...
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Special Screensavers For Multiple Monitors

I am using Dual Monitor now. But the one of them is not use often, it's just for monitoring CPU RAM HARDDISK usage,clock,and some gadgets. So I really want to have a screensaver for it. I mean I need ...
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What is the name of the screensaver daemon on Mac OS X?

My Mac's screensaver seems to be frozen, and I think quitting the process through SSH will resolve the problem. Does anyone know what the name of the process is?
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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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Computer Locked after period of time

I have a Windows XP machine that locks itself after an unknown amount of time. I have disabled the screen saver completely, and unchecked "lock computer when coming out of standby". I've even overrode ...
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How to prevent screensaver

How can I prevent screensaver to run on windows xp? I can't disable it because of some security software, but if there is a small program that can simulate some keypress every 2-3 min that should do ...
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Is there any way to use the xscreensaver gltext to monitor system information?

I am trying to get the X screensaver gltext to monitor my system temp and maybe some other stats. Writing a script that puts together the stats periodically is no problem, but the main thing I'm ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Firefox doesn't accept keystrokes after unlocking screensaver

Ubuntu 10.04 With Gnome Every time Ubuntu goes to the screensaver and I unlock it, Firefox won't let me type anything. I can move the mouse and type in other programs... just not in Firefox. If I ...
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Can I lock the screen in X but have one or more windows still viable?

I sometimes have processes that I want to leave showing (status screens, batch jobs, etc.) while I'm not actively using the computer. Is there a way to make these show while the screen is locked?
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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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How do I make lock screen ask for a password on my USB Ubuntu install?

Whenever I lock the screen on my USB Ubuntu install be it manually or automatically when I get back it just shows the desktop again without asking for a password. How can I enable the password lock ...
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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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Is there a screensaver that displays the IP address in quite large font? (Win XP) [closed]

Preferably one that doesn't make blasé animations a mandatory option.
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Lock System when certain hardware is removed

I am working at a company where you are supposed to lock your screen whenever you leave your desk alone for a few minutes. Now I wondered if there is a nifty little tool that would lock my screen once ...
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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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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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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 to launch Windows Live Photo Gallery Screensaver in Windows 7

How can I create a link that stars the Photo Gallery screensaver AND uses the images from the path "C:\Users\John\Desktop\stuff". I can create a link to start the screensaver, but its showing images ...
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Xubuntu 9.10 running on VirtualBox never goes idle

On my Windows 7 32bit machine I'm running a VirtualBox instance of Xubuntu 9.10 32bit and I've noticed that the screen saver on the virtual box instance of Xubuntu never becomes active despite setting ...
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How to get a screensaver at the Windows 7 login screen?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Since a couple of weeks, I no longer have a screensaver on the Windows login screen. If a user logs and then lock his session, the screensaver will start ...
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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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Screen Saver (JkDefrag) functionality when monitor powers down

This may sound like a silly question, but I can't logically decide on the answer. I am using the JkDefrag in screensaver mode to regularly defrag my hard drive during downtime. If I have my power ...
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I need a screensaver that shows the desktop background only with a login prompt

Does anyone know of a Windows XP screensaver that will show a login prompt with the currently selected desktop background being visible behind the login prompt? The screensavers for windows don't do ...
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Full control on screen savers under Ubuntu 9.10

Under Ubuntu 9.10, I have some screen savers that I like, but I cannot change any option that would otherwise be specific for each screen saver, like for the photo/slideshow, to specify the actual ...
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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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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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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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Windows spanning 2 monitors resize themselves onto 1 after screen saver is started (Win XP)

I have a dual monitor setup with an ATI Radeon HD 3450 driving 2 Dell 1907FPs in Extended mode. The video driver is ATI's 8.561-081201a1-073177C-Dell. Onscreen, I have a couple of non-maximised ...
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Should I use a screensaver or just turn the monitor off when I am done?

After using a screensaver for over ten years, I am starting to think about changing the way I save energy with my monitors. I want to get in the habit of shutting my monitors off when I am done using ...
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How to convert flash video to screensaver?

I have a flash video that was developed by a third party, but would like to make it into a screensaver. I know there are tools for this, but have no idea which ones are best, free, etc. Any ideas?
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Set screensavers used in Random Mode

When setting screensavers options in Ubuntu, my only choices are : - to leave the screen blank - to select a specific screensaver - or to ask Ubuntu to change screensavers at random I seem to recall ...
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How can you lock start the screen-saver in OS X with a keyboard shortcut?

I want to be able to lock the screen quickly, and and the hot-corner thing is slow and tricky. Any ideas?
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Replacing the default Windows XP screensaver image

How can I replace the image which is shown when using the default "Windows XP" screensaver? What is the registry key of interest? I would like to replace the Windows XP logo with a custom logo.
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Screensaver that is a pop3 client

I am looking for a screen saver that will notify me when an email comes into my pop3 in-box and shows me the subject field. I do paperwork sometimes, and it'd be nice to be able to look up and go, ...