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screensaver versus no screensaver

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Easy Rhino, Aug 31, 2010.

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Screensaver or No Screensaver

  1. Yes, I do have a screensaver

    14 vote(s)
    21.2%
  2. No, I do not

    52 vote(s)
    78.8%
  1. Easy Rhino

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    pretty simple poll. do you have a screensaver kick on after a period of idle time or do you not!?
     
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  2. slyfox2151

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    no screen saver.... i have monitor set to turn off after 20 mins.... theres not really much time for a screen saver to turn on.


    besides... my wallpapers are cooler.
     
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    Screen savers, another useless app running in the background sucking up resources.

    My monitor has a neat little gizmo called an on/off switch...
     
  4. assaulter_99

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    Nopes, screen goes off in 5 minutes. Should make it 10, cause sometimes when watching youtube stuff, it goes off, and its a pain waiting for it to come back on!
     
  5. kyle2020 Guest

    None, just have it set to turn my screen off after 15 minutes, no need for it, waste if you ask me. If your away from your screen for 'x' time, you'd might as well turn your screen off / put your rig on standby and save some power.
     
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  6. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I turn my screen off, save's power compared to a screensaver.
     
  7. WhiteLotus

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    turn off screen power also. Perhaps add that choice to the polls?
     
  8. 95Viper

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    I like watching my fish tank.:)
     
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    Set it to turn off in 20 minutes or so. I usually turn the monitor off though.
     
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  10. Easy Rhino

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    i purposefully left that option out knowing that most people who do not have a screensaver most likely turn off the power to their monitor after sometime.
     
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  11. WhiteLotus

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    Then in that case, I do not have a screensaver, rather a power saver!
     
  12. TheMailMan78

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    Mine just goes to sleep.
     
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    Yes, I have a screen saver. It is called BLANK, and turns the monitor to power-save after x minutes.

    Or did you mean some kind of candy-fishtank-type screensaver?
     
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    Screen saver was designed for old CRT's that used to burn themselves if left displaying the same image for too long, and they took a while to come back on with a clunk noise to boot xD.

    I use a LCD therefore I prefer just to have the screen shut off after a period of time.
     
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    i use no screensaver but how do i make it so it turns the screen off after says 20min.? with mine after 10min. my screen goes blue and says searching for hdmi very annoying
     
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    Blank after 10 minutes for 5 minutes, then monitor stand-by.

    I don't like it going straight to stand-by as it takes a couple seconds to come back up vs. instant when it's just Blank.
     
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    no screen saver for me. Take too much GPU power away from folding :D
     
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    My screen goes to stand-by after 10 minutes of inactivity. If I know I'm not going to use it for longer I just turn it off. And, like slyfox, my wallpapers are usually cooler.
     
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    Windows 7. The 'My Pictures ever-changing-wallpaper' thingy.
    No screensaver, I've just set the picture to change every 10 seconds and turn it off when I'm playing gameys (hardly ever)
     
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    This is what I've always recommended to people to save power. It should be noted that cycling from standby to powered on will increase wear on the monitor (according to what I've read).
     
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    yea i'm the same with everyone else. i just have it put my monitor to sleep after 15 min.
     
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    Negatory. I haven't used a screensaver in years.

    I used to have a scrolling marquee that said "How to keep an idiot staring at the screen." scroll real slow across my monitor when I did in the Win 95/98 era.
     
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    I have to remember that one to use at work. :roll:
     
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    I have the blank screensaver set for 5 minutes then the standby set at 10.
     
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    I must use a screensaver to help keep out pesky hands that like to look at porn. In other words, my pc is setup to go back to welcome screen and my login is set to use a password.
     
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