Questions tagged [screensaver]

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

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Get back to clock from Windows 10 login prompt

I lock my screen in Windows 10 by pressing Win+L Windows displays my photograph with a big clock I (accidentally) click on the screen Windows shows me the login prompt How do I navigate back to the ...
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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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on debian with xfce how do I disable light-locker and replace it with xscreensaver?

(Debian, xfce) I've installed xscreensaver and it's all working fine, even the xfce screen lock widget summons xscreensaver, but occasionally the light-locker fires up, don't know why, and locks me ...
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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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Does Xfce have hidden settings for blacking out the screen?

While trying to fix a strange suspending problem on Xubuntu 19.04, I've disabled the screensaver (found in Screensaver) and every display power management setting (found in the Xfce Power Manager). ...
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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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How can I remove group policy for a PC that is no longer on the domain?

Windows 10 PC - removed from the domain via the system console. Removed from network, now is in a workgroup. There is a policy that locks the PC after 15 minutes of inactivity. I have tried ...
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Completely disabling KDE4 screen timeout and power save features in SL6.4?

I've been working on a way to prevent the screensaver and screen timeout / power save mode features in a Scientific Linux 6.4 installation using KDE 4 for a while now, and while I've managed to get it ...
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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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Change “Require password after screensaver/sleep” in High Sierra via the shell

Duplicate of I want to make Macintosh Security Settings Location-Aware and Automatic, Change Mac "Ask for password after screensaver" delay, Toggle "ask for password after screensaver/...
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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 7 screensaver has quit working

My screensaver for my Windows 7 home premium computer has quit working. I cannot figure out why. I have not added any new software. I have not done any updates (Windows is set to ask permission ...
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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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Raspberry pi app & screensaver problems

I've developed a QT5 App that runs on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ (Raspbian OS). I've also installed the graphical xscreensaver to protect the touchscreen LDC (it stay 24h/365days on). Sometimes (once a week)...
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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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Error when trying to start Gnome Screensaver

When trying to start the screensaver sudo gnome-screensaver-command -d the following error occurs: ** Message: Failed to get session bus: Error spawning command line “dbus-launch --...
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Change lock screen slide show images

Windows 8.1 A long time ago I set up a "screen saver" for the Windows lock screen. It displays a slideshow of images from a folder I chose. I can't find the settings for this. When I go into Screen ...
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How to NOT suspend when using light-locker

I have light-locker installed. Running light-locker& creates a screensaver. Then I can run light-locker-command -l to lock the screen. The problem is that when I lock screen with that command, ...
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Windows 10 - Screen saver with password from batch file

My laptop at work connects to two other screens. Every time I lock the laptop (using WinKey + L) and unlock, all of the open applications move back on to the laptop screen regardless of whether they ...
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Crazy Screen Saver (Bubbles screen saver became super fast)

I have Windows 7 with the generic Bubbles screen saver which usually works fine. However, several times in the last couple of months I got back after a while being afk to see it went insane, and the ...
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Lock macOS on close/sleep, but not on screensaver

Is there a way to automatically lock my Macbook when I close its lid, but not when my screensaver starts? The reason I'm posting this question is because I really enjoy my screensaver, and don't want ...
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How to keep dual screens during screensaver on Windows Surface

I've just set up a second external monitor on my work Surface. I don't use the built-in screen so I fold the keyboard up against the Surface ("close the lid"). Now, every time the screensaver starts, ...
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Turn off displays after certain time at lock screen (Windows 7)

My screensaver is setup to turn on by default after 4 minutes and wake up with a password required, and the displays to turn off after 10 minutes. This works if I don't lock my computer manually, but ...
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Does locking PC via screensaver or Winkey+L affects background processes

As the question implies - will using the locking PC feature after idling for a while or using Winkey+L to lock the PC affects any background tasks, such as downloading or uncompressing files or server ...
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Turn off display of remote laptop while in RDP session (win7)

I have desktop computer (macos) and laptop (HP EliteBook 8460p, Win7), which being used almost remotely via RDP. The problem: when RDP-connected, laptop's display always on and shows Windows login ...
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Windows8 screen goes blank after screen saver is activated?

I have a dell inspiron 13 7349 laptop running windows 8. I have updated to the latest video driver. When I try to preview a screen saver, the screen will go blank/black with only the mouse pointer ...
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Go to Switch user screen instead of Lock screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am using pam-usb to login and logout when I insert and remove key. I want to lock the user out (but do not end the session). So I used this to lock me out: gnome-screensaver-command -l But pam-...
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How to disable screen off in Debian?

My screen are darkening every 20 or some minutes. It was originally xscreensaver installed, but nothing changed after I removed it. This behavior very annoying when I am trying to see some movie. ...
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Screensaver BlackScreen CommandLine parameters for Login screen?

I have this screensaver in Windows 7 x64: C:\Windows\System32\scrnsave.scr This is the screensaver which just makes the screen(s) black. I start it with this command line: C:\Windows\System32\...
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VLC Screen saver issue

I uncheck disable screensaver in vlc however windows screen saver turns off display while I'm watching video. When disable screensaver is checked in vlc windows screensaver will not turn off display ...
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Network screensaver group policy

Inside our organisation we have a GPO that forces specific screensaver from a network location. We would like to let one user access the location and override the screensaver file every week, ...
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Windows 10 Screen Saver Multiple Monitors?

I am trying to figure out a way to have a pictures or pictures work with the screen saver option in windows 10? Currently the picture shows half cut off on one monitor only. I tested with the blank ...
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Where do Windows 10 screensaver images come from? [duplicate]

I have searched the C: drive exhaustively for any/all image files and I do find a few screensaver images, but not the ones that appear most often (or the ones I am interested in saving). I am guessing ...

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