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

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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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Mac OS X bug: Desktop & Screen Saver: image alignment preference is ignored

I have my desktop background set to rotate through a folder of images. Even though I have the alignment drop-down list set to "Center", the images still render as "Fill to Screen". When I change the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Lockup when unlocking screen saver

I've had this happen a couple of times - screen saver kicks in, locks the screen, and when I put my password in to unlock it the system just seems to hang. Cursor turns to the busy, HDD light ...
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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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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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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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Show RSS Feeds of IE as Screensaver

Is there a way I can display the rss feeds that I have subsribed to using IE7 or IE8 under Vista and Windows 7 as a screensaver?
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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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No screen saver for always-on machine - is it safe?

I have a home server that is connected to my TV via HDMI. I want it to display some information that I can easily see by flipping the channel on the TV. I would like to disable the screen saver and ...
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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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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, ...
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ScreenSaveTimeOut is reset by some process, so my changes are not preserved. how do I find a process that does it?

my work-issued Windows-XP laptop goes into "secure" screensaver after 15 mins, which is annoying if I show a webcast or some such. resetting the value in GUI or via regedit does not hold for long as ...
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force sceensaver lock when hibernating on ubuntu

I've poked around in settings but haven't found the right one. This question poses almost the opposite problem. I have my power management set to hibernate when I hit the power button. When it ...
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Temporarily turn off power management / screensaver for watching movies

When watching a movie on my PC (in a flash player widget in FireFox on Windows Vista), I would like to be able to tell my PC not to switch the screen off or put the screensaver on. Now I can go into ...
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My Windows 7 RC screensaver and DPMI power off functions have ceased to work. How can I fix them?

My screensaver in my Windows 7 RC just doesn't get activated, no matter what timeout I put. Even the power saving feature does't put the monitor to sleep. This only happens in Windows. If I reboot ...
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MAC OS X - Best Screen Saver for Snow Leopard [closed]

I'm looking for some nicer screen saver to replace Flurry, I think Mac can do better then that...
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Can I make the Photos screen saver in Vista display the file's name?

The photos screen saver in XP allowed showing the file name but I can't find this option in Vista. I have three kids who looked almost identical at the same ages and the filename is sometimes the only ...
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Lock Mac after N mins of inactivity?

Is there a mac app that can lock the screen after N minutes of inactivity? Preferably N mins after the screensaver has kicked-in. Locking when the screensaver comes on is annoying - I want my ...
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Is there a utility for running a screensaver as a standard window?

Since I have a large widescreen, I'm splitting its area into rectangles (Using winsplit revolution), and thought it might be nice to run a screensaver in one of the smaller unused areas. Is there a ...