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    QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Perhaps for decorative purposes, or to serve a more useful function?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No. Far more efficient for the screen to just switch off.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Never, since I switched to an LCD monitor 13 years ago. Although actually I stopped some time before that, as better to save power with the PC idling, then going to sleep, rather than running a screensaver.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Yeah, but it's actually some animated wallpapers rathen than a Screensaver... But no, I never used screensavers actually. My first contact with a computer was about 2002, and it had a screensaver on it. Since I learned hwo to disable it I've disabled and never got back to it.

    I do want a nice OLED Monitor though, heard there were some models announced. Probably I'll need to start using a screensaver when I get an OLED for myself.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No not anymore, always turn the screen off or it times out and goes off after 10 minutes of inactivity

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No, I either turn the monitor off or turn the PC off.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    No not anymore, always turn the screen off or it times out and goes off after 10 minutes of inactivity
    That, Exactly.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No, I haven't used one for years. I just let the screen sleep.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    I would if there were one I liked enough.
    I tried one of those Live Wallpaper things off Steam, but there was nothing good on it.

    My screen does power off, but the last update stuffed something on VLC and I can't remember where the setting is to stop the shutdown from interrupting my video. It's really interfering with MacGyver!!
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No. If I am away from the pc for 10 minutes the screen goes to sleep and if I am not going to be using the pc it's shut down and switched off at the wall.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Not used one since Windows 95? I just let my monitor go to sleep when the PC is idle for 10 mins.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    No. Screen-off timer.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Like many of the others: not for a very long time, since the switch away from CRTs...

    I have the monitors set to turn off after a few mins, and the system to hibernate after an hour or so...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Yes - I have a Matrix code waterfall screensaver

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    used to have Johnny Castaway screensaver up until 2008.

    now I just wait until the inactivity thing turns it off.


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    Re: QOTW: Do you still use a screensaver?

    Yes I do, and it is the ribbon. I like the look of it going across multiple monitors (albeit with the aid of another piece of software).

    It's only if I'm away for a few minutes that it kicks in, if it gets to a certain amount of time the monitors will indeed go off.

    Naturally, if I specifically plan to leave for longer then I will manually turn them off instead.

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