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

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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...