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

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OSX: Is there a way to make an .app file a screensaver?

I don't use Macs regularly at all and need port a screensaver from windows to Mac. I've successfully made .app file that runs as expected on OSX. On windows I can just rename an .exe to .scr and ...
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Display website as screensaver

How can I make my screensaver, in OSX Mountain Lion, to display a website? Not a static one, a dynamic, changing website that uses HTML5.
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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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Start blank screensaver, disable mouse to wake

I'm looking for a way to turn off my monitor screen and disable mouse input from switching it back on (while staying logged in) I need to use the screensaver function as the default built in screen-...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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Windows 8.1 Video Screensaver shows grey film

I have a touch screen on display. I want the system to have a little video screen saver. I installed Windows Essentials so I would have this functionality. When trying to play the screensaver all I ...
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Changing Windows Media Center Screensaver

I've enabled the picture slideshow screensaver within Windows Media Center and all was good when I had an LCD TV. Now that I have plasma, I'm noticing some slight image retention where the white ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 screen is not automatically locked when I manually lock the screen

My problem is basically as the topic says. I am using GLMatrix screensaver from xscreensaver. I set the delay before locking screen to immediately, lock the computer when inactive to after 1 minute. ...
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Is there anything legitimate that could change my Screensaver security settings?

A few days ago my laptop started displaying the "Locked" screen if I was away from my computer for a while. Looking into my screensaver settings, it was set to do this after 10 minutes even though ...
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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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Slowing down screensaver slideshow speed Windows 10

I am only given 3 options (Slow, Medium, Fast). I need it to go slower than "Slow". "Slow" is around 10 seconds, I'd like to have around 20s. How is this achieved?
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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Location based windows theme

Is there any way to change your Windows theme depending on what network you join? When i am connected to my home network, I would like to have all of my wallpapers on the slideshow (Windows 7) and my ...
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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. I'...
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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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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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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 ...
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Screensaver on local display, while user use Remote Desktop on windows 7

we have some meeting rooms that run windows7, when the PCs are not in use, we want to show a screensaver that shows images (kind of like an internal info-screen station), and this works fine. when a ...
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What keyboard key is the safest to press to wake a computer from screen saver?

Just wondering, any OS, any computer. What if I accidentally double-tap the key? Or what if the screensaver wasn't on? I'm guessing delete and escape are quite bad, along with ctrl-c and hitting the ...
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Windows 7 Screensaver only works on 4 out of 5 monitors

I have 5 monitors. When the windows screensaver turns on it only covers the right 4 screens (even when previewing). Windows and background remain visible on the left most monitor. I'm using the built-...
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Apple TV - How to parse/read the Apple TV Photo Database file?

I've used iTunes 11.0.2 "File->Home Sharing->Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV" to select a directory with 4000 photos. Unfortunately, only a few (100-ish?) are in the random rotation on the Screen ...
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Plugging USB sound card prevents Windows Screen saver from running

I'm developing an embedded Windows based device with some extra hardware (an information kiosk). I need second sound card in the device so I use USB Device like this but when I plug it in it ...
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Google Photos Screensaver stopped working on Windows 8

I have been running Google Photos Screensaver on Windows 8 without any trouble for the past month or so. In the past few days the screensaver failed to come on. Whatever I was working on was still ...
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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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Weston screen blanking

How is it done to turn off screen blanking in Weston with wayland backend not X. I have tried: setterm -blank 0 setterm -powersave off setterm -powerdown 0 echo -ne "\033[9;0]" >> /etc/issue ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Screen saver disabled, but group policy shows it as “Not configured”

I am trying to enable my screen saver wait time setting, but it is grayed out (disabled). The local group policy seems to indicate that it should be enabled: How can I enable the settings? With ...
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Preventing screensaver on lock, Gnome on Debain 8 (Jessie)

When locking my system, the screen saver immediately activates turning the screen black. How do I prevent this? I wan't the screen to stay awake during lock.
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Windows screensaver schedule

In the office we have a computer running Windows (8.1) which displays monitoring data. I would like the display to be turned off outside office hours. So I changed the screensaver settings with a ...
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Windows 7 screensaver won't activate if set at too many minutes

On my Windows 7 PC, if I set the screensaver to activate at 10 minutes or more, then it won't activate. But if I set it to 5 minutes or less, then it will activate. What could be the problem? How can ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...
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Lowest possible CPU/GPU use for screensaver encode for mac (with handbreak or other free / cheap video encoders)

Similar to What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding? I want to know what is the best option for a 2014 15 retina mac pro. I tried MPEG 2 and it won't go as a S/S ...
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When waking up from screensaver, the screen is initially black

Using Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, without Aero. I'm not connecting through remote control. This problem does not occur when the machine comes out of standby/hibernate. My screensaver is set to "blank". ...
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How to disable the screensaver password for all users via command line?

I have a pool of ~40 terminals running Windows Embedded POSReady (basically, a modified Windows XP). My problem is that these computers requires a password after exiting the screensaver. The ...
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Active Directory control screen saver based on user's email address

I want a particular screensaver for users on my AD, with primary email address as @abc.com and a different screen saver for users with email address as @xyz.com? How can I achieve this easily? We ...
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Turn monitor off forever …or screensaver

This may sound stupid but i need it for a project very badly Is there a way in windows to turn off the monitor forever or for a specific period of time. I am using nircmd.exe to turn it off but ...
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Manjaro screensaver onto Win8.1

I used Manjaro before changing to Windows a while back. I really liked the screensavers that came with Manjaro, and I want to have them on my current Windows installation. Is this achievable? If so, ...
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Display issue after enabling Super Energy Saver?

This is going to sound incredibly stupid to computer buffs, I'm sure. But: My battery was dying. I enabled Super Energy Saver in the Power Options. The screen went black, and then the resolution ...
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Both screens always stay on after adding second monitor

I had a single 1920x1080 monitor on a Windows 7 desktop PC and, per "power management" (not screen saver), the screen would go blank after 10 minutes. I added another monitor (2560x1600 if that ...
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Have screensaver with photos in Windows 7 Pro on primary screen or on several screens

The screensaver with photos on Windows 7 Pro doesnt display the photo on the primary/default screen but on the leftmost extended one. How do you get on on the primary screen and on all 3 screens?
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How do I change the screensaver on FreeNAS 8?

The default screensaver is annoying. I would be happier with a blank screen.
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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 ...