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

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Why my screensaver doesn't work

I put screen saver on my computer for 2 purposes. If I leave the machine for more than 2 minutes I want to make sure NO ONE ELSE can access the machine. I think I set this up correctly. Wait 2 minutes....
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Something is preventing screensaver from starting

This happens very often when I don't restart my Windows 11 for awhile - screen saver doesn't start, something is preventing it from starting! One clue I have is that something is using sound card: c:\&...
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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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My screens dim when I press the Windows key and no Windows menu pops up

Today I wanted to listen to some music via YouTube while cleaning my room, but I didn't want my screens to be on the whole time. I entered the display preferences screen and selected a default ...
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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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Linux pre-login screensaver disable?

One of my Debian 11 machines boots fine and I can login without problem but when I logout it timesout to a grey blotchy screensaver that is very difficult to get out of. I've been lucky enough to ...
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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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Lubuntu disable screensaver

On lubuntu 21.04 I’m having trouble disabling the screensaver. I still want my screen to turn off when I’m idle but I don't want a screensaver. I have the screen off idle timer set in power managment ...
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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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Prevent lock screen from locking the computer

I have a Windows 10 Enterprise (1607) system that we use for Kiosk. My goal is to prevent this computer from going to the login screen after it leaves the screensaver. Currently, I believe all of my ...
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Win10 Enterprise system keeps enabling screensaver

I have a windows 10 enterprise system. The screen keeps timing out and displaying the lock screen after 20 minutes. I am both local and domain administrator. I've disabled the screensaver in the ...
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Custom lock screen image - Terminal Server 2012 over RDP

Wanting to set a custom lock screen background image for when session is locked due to idle time. Running a terminal services farm setup so users will be connecting over RDP. Anyone able to advise if ...
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Windows 10 - Enable Screensaver when no user is signed in

Issue Summary We are looking to display a screensaver on Windows 10 workstations BEFORE any users sign in, but updating screensaver settings in GPEDIT.MSC to force a screensaver does not seem to work ...
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Prompt for password when exiting presentation

Is it possible to prompt for a password when exiting a full screen presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint? I need to be able to show a presentation constantly, whilst leaving my computer, but do not ...
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Windows 10 randomly stops asking for a password when resuming from screensaver

I have had Windows 10 (Build 1809) installed on this system (Desktop) for less than 2 weeks now and on at least two different occasions, Windows failed to bring up the login screen when resuming from ...
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Change the screensaver every few minutes

Is it possible to change the screensaver randomly every, say, 5 minutes? I mean that once the screensaver starts, it picks one at random, and after a few minutes, change the screensaver to another ...
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Screensaver only on primary screen

I'm trying to set a screensaver only on primary screen. Is it possible? I know, that I can disable screensaver on specified monitors using screensaver settings->display settings, but I'm looking for ...
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Terminal Server connection displays lock screen after unlocking local machine

In my environment, all my users log in to their Windows 7 computer and then immediately initiate a remote session to a virtual desktop on a Server 2012 machine. All their work is done on the remote ...
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Identify source of phantom screen locker in Mint + KDE via Kubuntu

Background I'm experimenting with running KDE on Linux Mint 19 (no longer offered). I followed the instructions in this post to add the Kubuntu KDE desktop to Mint: Started with a fresh install of ...
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Use specific screensaver when Remoting into another desktop

My company has PCs (Windows 7 & 10) in our lab that are used by clinicians. As software engineers, we sometimes remote into these computers to get logs or debug issues. When we do, it kicks off ...
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Ubuntu, screen lock without screensaver

When I do not use my graphical session anymore, the screensaver automatically lock it and power off the screen to save energy. I want it to keep locking my session but not to power off the screen, is ...
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How to use Gnome Lockscreen instead of xscreensaver Lockscreen

I am using Xscreensaver in my Fedora 28. I was using it only because Apple Aerial Screensaver can be added as a screensaver to it. But the login screen of xscreensaver is ugly and doesnt go with the ...
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Use live video as a screensaver

I have a link to a website with a live video feed. I'd like that live video to be my screensaver when I walk away from my computer. I've googled "using video for screensaver" but they all seem to ...
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Alias For "Desktop And Screensaver" APP.?

First time poster. Glad I found this Forum; looks great. Am a (very) Sr. Citizen now, so please bear with me a bit. New iMac user. Sure is different than Windows. Using High Sierra. I would like to ...
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