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

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Is it bad for the screen to keep turning on and off many times?

In screen timeout settings, windows 10 has option to turn off screen after desired minutes.. Is bad for screen if I set to turn off screen after 5min, so screen keep turning on and off during my ...
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How set screen saver or sleep at monitor 2 when I use monitor 1, in windows 10?

When I work at monitor 1, monitor 2 do nothing, so it will we good to put in screen saver mode or sleep. How can I set this in windows 10?
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Allow screen saver while playing game?

I’m on Windows 10 and set a screen saver to activate after 1 minute. I want this to activate even when I have Clone Hero open to protect my OLED screen. Most info online seems to be people having the ...
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Stop Screensaver using Task scheduler windows 8.1

I have an old windows 8.1 tablet that I'm trying to set up as a digital picture frame. It's a winbook tw700. The tablet does not support wake timers so I have sleep for battery and plugged in as ...
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Browser is preventing Windows screensaver from starting. How can I disable that?

I'm using a tablet to show security cameras. I want the screen to stay on, but I want it to go blank after a few minutes to prevent screen burn in. The problem is that my web-based camera viewer seems ...
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Set macOS screensaver from command line in macOS 14 Sonoma

In earlier versions of macOS, I was able to set the screensaver from a shell script using a command like this: defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver moduleDict -dict moduleName Drift path /...
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Unable to unlock screen under lightdm in XDMCP configuration

On my setup, whenever the screen gets locked, I cannot unlock it anymore. I tried all three known(to me) implementations: light-locker xfce4-screensaver xscreensaver. Special on my setup: it's a ...
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Win11 -- Screen saver no longer working since update

Note: This thread is about Screen Saver functionality. I rely on my screen saver to turn my computer into a picture frame (it goes through a folder of photos). This worked fine for years. I think the ...
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What is the command to lock the X screen without blanking the display?

Years ago (decades?), I used a command that turned the mouse into a padlock icon and prevented clicking or typing, but you could still see the programs that were running. You could blindly type your ...
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Win11: Screensaver: Randomize photos...is not random

I have the settings shown below. But the pictures are always shown... in the same order.... Same 1st pic, same 2nd pic. It is like it shuffled once, and preserves that forever after.... How to make it ...
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Prevent Screen Saver Whilst Screen Sharing in Google Meet

When in a meeting with Google Meet the screensaver will activate if Google Meet doesn't run in the foreground or active browser window. But when sharing the screen, one has always another screen/tab ...
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Screensaver for Local Screen when using Remote Desktop

I have a server that is always on. It is almost never accessed directly but always via RDP (Remote Desktop). When I do need to access it if the monitor is turned off I often end up having to restart ...
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Is there a way for screen saver to always lock my computer screen?

So basically my screen saver is an important security feature. If I am away from my computer I want to make sure people need to logged in first before accessing my computer. I want to make sure that ...
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Using RDP with dual monitors -screensaver issue

When using Remote Desktop on “PC A” with dual monitors, if I step away and return 20 minutes later, “PC A” shows the remote screensaver (from the PC I’m connected to “PC B”) on the left monitor, while ...
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How to enable slideshow lock screen and screensaver at the same time in windows 10

In Windows 10, it seems that you can only have EITHER a slideshow as a lock screen OR a screensaver, but not both. As soon as I enable one, the other is disabled. For example, after setting the the ...
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Windows 11: Modify screensaver behavior via script

I want to enable/disable the screensaver for a fixed local user via a scheduled task. My task runs reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /f /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 0 ...
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Windows 10 screen timeout is set. Something turn on the screen after it has been switched off by timer settings

My screen timeout settings is set to 5 minutes for both options (On battery + When plugged in). My sleep settings is set to 15 minutes from battery and never when plugged in. Blank screen saver is set ...
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How to control screen blanking in Xfce

I have a small cluster of machines running Xubuntu, all recently updated to 22.04. The update caused oddities, different on each machine, but those disappeared after a restart. But now I'm faced ...
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windows 11, screen saver password comes back requiring reboot to fix

Windows 11 Pro 21 H2 22000.1042 There are many posts how to disable the screen saver password. I have read each. This is however an uncovered problem. The screen saver I use is blank screen. For some ...
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Google Photos on Windows 10 Screensaver

I'm trying to set up an automated screensaver for my parents on their Windows 10 machine. Idea being a few minutes of idle time then shows random pictures from Google Photos. Right now Windows has a ...
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Screensaver simply doesn't work in windows 10

The problem maybe similar to Windows 10 screensaver often stops working/doesn't work The difference is, since I reinstall windows 10 in this computer, it never works. That one seems to use to work ...
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How to passively prevent Windows from blanking screen on a locked down Win10?

I have a computer with Windows 10, and I want to make the time until screen goes blank longer than 15 minutes. Things I've tried: Changing the time under screensaver. Worked when setting it lower ...
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USB Keypad Device Preventing Sleep (Windows 11)

I've read USB Audio Device Preventing Sleep (Windows 10), Gamepad Prevents Screensaver From Starting on Windows 10, and a few others on this site. I have a TACTICAL ASSAULT COMMANDER F14 FINAL FANTASY®...
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How to allow screensaver while fullscreen app is active

Wondering how do I allow a timed screensaver to activate while a fullscreen app is active. For example, a YouTube video is playing fullscreen which normally would prevent the screensaver from ...
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Is having a slide show screen saver on 24/7 bad?

I had to RMA my monitor because the color went bad on the right side of the screen. Like red became pink on the right side of the monitor. I bought it 8 months ago. Was having a slide show playing 24/...
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Screensaver on windows 8 does not work

Screensaver on windows 8.1 does not work. What shall I do ?enter image description here
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xubuntu 20.04 Unable to disable xfce4-screensaver

I posted a question ( xubuntu in hyper-v freezes keyboard and mouse clicks after some idle time ) and it finally turned out, that the real reason is following: I installed XUbuntu 20.04 and disabled ...
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How do I check if a Linux desktop system would blank screen after some timeout without waiting for that time?

Suppose there is some Linux-based desktop system with some less popular desktop environment. I tried to make it not to turn off screen by using xset s off and xset -dpms, yet after 10 minutes screen ...
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how to find out the third party process popup a screen saver?

Some third party software pops up a screensaver in win10. It's hard to figure out which process is doing this because when I try to use some tools to analyze it, the screensaver disappears. There is ...
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on demand black screen screensaver - black screen without switching off monitor

I'm using Caffeine to keep Windows from auto-locking due to domain-enforced GPO settings. When taking a long break, I will manually switch off my external monitor, using the physical power button. ...
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Change time between screensaver-start and screen-lock

When the screensaver starts there are a couple of seconds I can tap any key and stop the screensaver without the screen becoming locked, despite having the on resume, display logon screen-checkbox ...
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Windows 10 PC locks after Screensaver wait time, even though it is disabled in settings and gpo

Problem solved by Ramhound All PCs in my domain lock after the wait time in the screensaver settings. If I set the wait time to 1 minute the PC locks after 1 minute. The PC locks after 1 minute. The ...
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Windows switches monitors all of a sudden (Windows 10, measurement system)

we have a measurement system running at a factory. The system setup consists of (roughly): User monitor Measurement monitor The program just displays a sine-pattern on the measurement monitor so we ...
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How to turn my screen black and then turn it back on on command?

I need to find a way to make my pc (windows 10) screen turn black, without turning the computer off (or putting it to sleep) and then turn it back on on command. This is because I need t make a ...
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This screen saver has no options that you can set

I am trying to change the screensaver options, but I see the settings are disabled. And when I click on the "Settings..." button I am getting the error "This screen saver has no options ...
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Windows 10 Logging Me Off Every 5 Minutes

I know that there are many similar questions on here and on other sites (trust me... I know...) I have been battling this for a while now and I simply cannot figure out why it is still logging me off ...
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issue with screensaver on windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and my screensaver works but only if WMP (the windows media player) is not running. I have set the time 4 minutes and created a directory with some .jpg. It's often not working when ...
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Screen saver/screen blanking never invoked after time, forcing screen off only temporary

I have a Windows 10 machine on a baremetal desktop that for reasons unclear refuses to turn off its screens (or activate a screen saver). Even with aggressive timing (i.e. 1 minute), it refuses to ...
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Ex-wife might been checking my computer - MacOs Catalina 10.15.7

So I need to find out at what time "someone" might have typed in my password to unlock the screen saver, is there any way? I tried the last command in terminal and checked some of the ...
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My screensave somehow got disabled in services.msc. Need to enable it

Screen saver was running fine in Win10 Home. It stopped running after no activity. I have checked all settings, they have no changed. I tried different screensavers, I checked registry entries, they ...
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Screensaver is only activated the first time Windows 7

I have set a screensaver on my windows 7 machine and set it to 1 min. It works only one time then after that if I wait more than 1 min it is not activated, I then restarted the machine then it works ...
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Problems with setting screensaver timeout on Windows 10

So I have set the windows screensaver timeout to a high amount of time(10h). The problem is, that I would like to lower the screensaver timeout. I cannot do that using the control panel, because while ...
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Screensaver is not kicking in after the five minutes that I set for it

I have an XPS-13. Using a mouse with a cable, so it is not a problem of wireless mouse feedback to computer.
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Where are screen saver (.scr) configuration settings stored?

I found a Ken Burns Slideshow app in sourceforge I really like. To change settings, an .xml file is created the first time it is run if the .xml file is not located in the same directory. I changed ...
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Temporarily disable screensaver on Windows 10 in an easy way

Pretty simple issue - I work on something, I need the screen to stay on all the time until I'm done. I do not want the screensaver to intrude upon my work. While working, I do not touch the keyboard ...
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Is it possible Schedule Screen saver at specific times?

I am using windows 10 pro system and i would like to run screensaver at specific time to make a notice of Shut down Computer before leaving. Is it possible? even with a third party software or ...
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Folder Actions and screensaver issue

I have a Folder Action Setup in /Volumes that detects when a USB is insert. this it its structure on adding folder items to theFolder after receiving theNewItems delay 1 -- ALLOW MULTIPLES TO BE ...
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Screensaver To Share GPU With Background Machine Learning?

I'm looking to buy a gamer a GPU on which I can run machine learning while he's not playing his games. This naturally lends itself to something like a "screensaver" that, rather than doing anything ...
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Why does changing these registry keys not enable the screensaver?

I'm trying to set up a powershell script that enables some screensaver group policy settings, so I found the corresponding registry keys and set them: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\...
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Windows 10 Pro Sleeps After Locking

Windows 10 Pro sleeps the machine shortly after the screen locks. I want the screen to lock but the machine to continue running with a screen saver (or sleeping the display only). I set up a new ...
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