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

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Enforced group policy object not applying on Windows 10

We have two screen lock policies in the domain controllers GPO editor. 1 applies to 'authenticated users' so it will affect all users on the domain, as intended. It is not enforced. It sets the ...
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How to load a video as a screensaver on Windows 10?

I need to load a video as a screensaver, so that once the screensaver is on, the video starts playing in full screen. On mouse event, the screensaver behavior could be normal, ie, go to the logon ...
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Disable Windows 7 screensaver over RDP

How can I turn off the screensaver in RDP sessions and thus keep the session alive and unlocked, even if I am not actively working in it for some time? Note: the solution should work without ...
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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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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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How can I create a bouncing logo screensaver?

I'm looking to create a basic screensaver, background set to a specific color, with a specific image (or images) bouncing around on the computer screen. For reference, the majority of the computers ...
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Rich 3D screensavers and Nvidia Optimus - the windows process which executes screensavers

I want to use nvidia GPU tor run a nice screensaver, but it does not use my Nvidia GPU but the slower Intel GPU. As a result the screensaver has very low fps. I need to show nvidia settings a ...
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Google Photos Screensaver not working on Windows 10 after upgrade

I recently upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Prior to upgrading, the Google Photos Screensaver (included in the Picasa install) worked fine. However, following the upgrade, the ...
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Monitor doesn't power down in Linux when mpv/mplayer are open, but paused

I'm running the i3 window manager and use xautolock + i3lock to lock my screen with the following: xautolock -locker /usr/bin/i3lock -time 20 Normally, my monitor will go into power saving mode as ...
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Why doesn't screensaver start when I put computer to sleep?

When I click sleep mode on Windows 10, my screensaver doesn't start as expected. Is it possible to have the screen saver start upon sleep? Is this a bug? Or, is sleep mode not supposed to go to the ...
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How to turn a program into a screensaver

I have this event in which I have several computers set up, and I want it so that they use this program as their screensaver. What I mean by this is the program will run like normal, but as a ...
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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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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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Some guidance in a .bat that adjusts the Screen Saver via Active Setup?

The request: I was asked to look into changing en masse our screen lock policies here at the main office, which would be easy enough to do if I remote logged on and made adjustments one-by-one. But ...
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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 start screensaver without a user logging in?

I have a Windows 10 Pro machine. I need the screensaver to start after the machine is booted up WITHOUT ANYONE HAVING TO LOG IN. It seems that when I change the settings for the screensaver in Display ...
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Screen Saver Won't Activate

I am using a Intel computer stick plugged directly into the HDMI on the TV. Running Windows 10. I'm unable to setup my computer to "auto-lock". In the power settings, I set it to turn the display off ...
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How to unlock screen from script in KDE Plasma 5?

I use pam_usb and want to lock/unlock computer when USB stick is removed/inserted. For locking I use qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock and it works perfectly. For unlocking I've ...
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centos 7: control idle (screen blanking) time?

OS: CENTOS 7 / Gnome 3 GUI How do I the time that must elapse until the OS thinks that the computer is idle and blanks out the screen? I am aware of the new Settings | Privacy | Screen Lock feature, ...
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Windows 10 screensaver often stops working/doesn't work

Not sure when, why, or how but every day to couple of days while having my PC on (it doesn't sleep), the screensaver suddenly stops coming on and instead the screen stays on and also never sleeps. ...
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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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Can I wake the Windows 10 screensaver using the shift key?

Admittedly, this is a pretty trivial problem... I'm in the habit of using the shift key to wake up a sleeping computer (either in suspend or just in screensaving mode). I do this because it is a key ...
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My Surface 3 goes into sleep/screen saver mode while I am actively using it (e.g. typing or scrolling with the mouse)

I have a Surface 3; when I am using it; typing etc, it keeps randomly going into sleep/screen saver mode. I haven't locked the screen, it's not inactive, I'll be typing or scrolling and the screen ...
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Web pages on a Screensaver

I'm trying to make my office a bit more professional and I need the employees to check constantly some web pages. Is there a way to have two or three web pages rotating on a screensaver? And also need ...
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Execute program when screensaver starts

Is it possible, on Linux, to execute a program when the screensaver starts without using 3rd party tools? For example: I have a script that will run a who command and log the output to a file. I ...
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Timing out of computer screen

How do I keep the screen from timing out? When I play something on the computer, such as a film or music, the screen times out. How can I extend the active view of the image? I want the screen to ...
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Run screensaver after idle time on lock screen [duplicate]

How could Windows be configured to run a screensaver after 2 minutes of idle time on the lock screen? Windows properly runs my screensaver after 2 minutes in explorer, but will not start my ...
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How can I figure out what's keeping my monitors from turning off?

For some reason my monitors won't turn off, and the screensaver never comes on - either in Windows, or at the lock screen. I'm on a desktop with two monitors, using an up to date Windows 8.1, drivers, ...
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How to turn off the screen saver of CentOS 7?

After a few minutes, the screen turns black and a screensaver will come out if I move the mouse, like on the screenshot below. How to turn all these off? The OS is Centos 7.
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Make your Screensaver as a Wallpaper in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS laptop, a G75V model. It has 16GB Ram, 2TB of HD space, and a 2GB 660M video card. It is also a 17" LCD at 1080 DPI resolution. It has an Intel i7 processor in it. So what I think I am ...
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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 (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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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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Use Flickr as my screensaver

I'd like to have a Screensaver on my Mac using Flickr pictures. How do I do it? Any suggestions for a simple way? Can I Make some kind of selection of the pictures?
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Showing webpages as a screensaver in Mac OS X

Is there a way to show a collection of web pages as a screensaver in Mac OS X? Among other things I would need this app to be able to maintain sessions and either share them with Safari or Chrome or ...
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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 is preventing my screensaver from kicking on? windows 10

I have been researching for a while on how to fix my screensaver. I can turn it on by previewing and it stays on but it wont go on by itself even though it is set to. powercfg /requests tells me: ...
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File Won't Run With Specific Name

This is a strange issue. It may seem unimportant, but now that I've encountered this I'd at least like to know why it happens or if it's a known bug amongst other files. I have a screensaver which ...
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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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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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Screen Saver nor Sleep Mode working on my Lenovo Yoga, Windows 8.1

My screen saver nor sleep mode ever kick on. I have windows 8.1 and a Lenovo Yoga. I have the setting enabled for both to kick on after few minutes to test and nothing ever happens. I've read a few ...
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Gamepad prevents screensaver from starting on Windows 10

Since I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the screensaver doesn't start anymore, and the screen never goes into standby when my gamepad is plugged (even idle) into the computer. "Allow this ...
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Annoying lock screen timeout in Windows 8 64 bits (no pro). How to configure it? [duplicate]

I don't know why or when it started. I just noticed that the laptop where I have Windows 8 has an absurdly short timeout to lock the screen. The screen that is shown is the picture of the current user ...
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Monitors “sleep” after no external input for a period of time

After about 10 minutes my monitors will go into low-power mode (just as if I had removed the video input). If I am actively doing something I do not observe this behavior, and quick movement of the ...
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How to get rid of lag/delay when unlocking Windows 10

With Windows 7 (and XP) I could walk up to a locked PC (without Ctrl-Alt-Del requirement) and start typing my password, even with the screen off, and the keypresses would all be sent to the password ...
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Transparent screensaver for Windows? [closed]

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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Fully Independent Screensavers for Multiple Monitors?

I am using dual monitors, but one of them is not used often. It's just for monitoring CPU, RAM, and hard disk usage, clock, and some gadgets. I really want to have a screensaver for it, which will ...
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How to disable the 10 minute screen timeout/lock in KDE?

I'm trying KDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (the start screen now says "kubuntu" but the DE was installed on top of regular ubuntu). When no actions have been made for like 10 or 15 minutes or so the ...
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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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making an video a screensaver on windows 7

So I'd like to make a video a screensaver on Windows 7 and am having some difficulty doing so. So I converted my clip to a WMV and installed Photo Gallery and put the video - and just that video - in ...