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Questions tagged [screensaver]

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

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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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Win 10 screen saver doesn't always display logon screen after screen saver activated

My win 10 screen saver doesn't always display logon screen. Here are my settings: Screen saver = 2 min "blank" screen saver selected. On resume box = Ticked to display logon screen. Energy setting ...
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Touchscreen-friendly alternative to password on Cinnamon screensaver

I've used Cinnamon for a while with the default Cinnamon screensaver. On my normal computers with keyboards and such, it works fine. However, I recently installed Linux and Cinnamon on a tablet that ...
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How to run screensaver on Task Scheduler

So I have a screensaver that I want to run at a specified time. The first thing I tried was to use Task Scheduler, but it doesn't work for some reason. In the "Actions" panel in the task proprieties ...
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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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PhotoScreensaver using GPO is blank

Why is 'PhotoScreensaver.scr' in other workstations (domain) opening as blank (black)? I've set picture screensaver (containing one picture) on one workstation and copied 'PhotoScreensaver.scr' to a ...
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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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How to force “Ctrl + L” to only lock the session and not power off the screen?

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with Default Gnome display manager. When I press Ctrl + L, the screensaver automatically locks my graphical session and powers off the screen to save energy. I want it to keep ...
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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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Windows 7 enable screensave instead of lock screen

In the office we have a Windows 7 PC which shows some status information using a self-made application. This application is started as a locked screensaver to protect the PC. Since a change in the ...
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How can I have my machine locked, but it appears unlocked, ie you see desktop and apps?

At work we troll eachother when we find unlocked computers. I want to troll the trolls by having them think I forgot to lock my computer, so it must appear unlocked, but be as safe as any other ...
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How to launch Plex Media Server without logging in - or defer windows password on boot?

I've been trying to do this for a while and thought I'd ask the boffins here ;) I believe that to start the Plex service before logging in is technically possible - but over the past year or so, ...
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Debian XFCE screen locking and session logout

I am using Debian 9, kernel 4.9.0-1 and xfce 4.12.3 and I have a problem that after I lock the screen and close the lid of my laptop and later open the lid I will be prompted with the session login (...
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Dell windows 10 tablet w/ removable keyboard blocked when screensaver

In our work enviorment we have a few Dell windows 10 laptops. they all have screensaver enabled. for some unknown reason, the removable keyboard is ignored untill a user logs in, though you need to ...
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Debian freezes when not used. Suspend failure?

When I leave my Debian/Xfce laptop alone for a while the screen turns black and then it is stuck there. Nothing happens when I press a key or move the mouse, the screen stays black. I can however ...
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VLC is keeping computer active , and preventing it from going to sleep or display screensaver ?

title pretty much says it all whenever I'm running vlc (minimized and not active) computer can't go to sleep nor display screensaver ? running powercfg -requests displays vlc along with realtek ...
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Is there a way to determine what turned my display back on in Windows 8?

For the past year, every once in awhile my monitors will turn back on after having been turned off (From the lock screen, to screensaver, to display off). Powercfg /requests and trace aren't helpful ...
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Lock screen new macbook pro command/shortcut

I've just bought a new Macbook Pro with the new "Control Strip". I know that I can create a shortcut on Control Strip to lock my screen but I don't want to waste the gap with it (we are only allowed ...
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Windows 7: show screensaver with time of most recent activity when workstation is locked

In our company we have shared PCs running on Windows 7, all within on office space. We are twice as much employees than workstations. It happens quite often that someone leaves his desktop locked, ...
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Mouse stops working correctly after windows 10 pc goes to screensaver

When ever I leave my PC alone long enough for it to go to screensaver and log back in, my mouse no longer right-clicks, and when I try to left-click to open a window, it brings up multiple copies of ...
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Locked out with a dark screen by a screenlock program, persistent during reboot

I need a way to regain access to my keyboard and screen brigthness. I always invoke my screensaver from a terminal in XMonad with the following command which I have aliased: setxkbmap -option ...
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PC sometimes doesn't respond to input when screensaver/lock is active

Occasionally, I will leave my PC idling until it goes to screensaver, or lock it with Windows+L, and then when I return to use it again it won't respond. The monitors receive a signal, and the ...
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How to change the screen saver wait time, which is set through Group Policy?

Is it possible to change the screen saver wait time, when the group policy defines, that the screensaver can not be changed? For example with a powershell script? I don't have access to the domain ...
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How can I get my display to turn off on-demand?

Right now my win 10 PC is set to turn off the display after 30 minutes of inactivity. I'm wondering if I can have that same function on-demand. I often use my PC at night before going to sleep and ...
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how to get explanatory text on windows 10 screensaver

I have a Windows 10 laptop and desktop. The laptop has "bubbles" that you can click on to get more info about a background: The desktop, however, does not: I assume it's just a simple setting ...
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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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How to turn screensaver on immediately?

I am looking for a way to turn my screensaver on immediately, or turn off the screen, either when I lock the screen (WIN-L) or by clicking on something on the desktop. I have located MonitorES as a ...