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

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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I display a web page as my Gnome screensaver?

We'd like to change our screensavers to show the current status of our service at a glance. We already have a page that shows uptime, build status, and more as large red and green squares, and that ...
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Slideshow screensaver in Win-7 vs. XP

Since I skipped Vista, this may be an old question, I don't know. In XP, the built-in SlideShow (Photos) screensaver would randomly rotate among images not just in the directory specified in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Picasa screensaver won't turn on sometimes

The Google Photo Screensaver, AKA the Picasa screensaver displays a weird behavior on my laptop: sometimes it works just fine, but lots of times it starts for a second or two, and then it stops, as if ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How do I disable the SuSE screensaver?

Running SuSE 11.1 w/ KDE 4. Screensaver keeps blanking out my screen on me and I can't find a setting to turn it off. A secondary issue is that it also eventually locks my screen on me if screen is ...