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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by spaceshipguy View Post
    My Mac has a nice screen saver as default, with random photos zooming tastefully about.

    I could imagine a scenario where that might not be desirable in the office though.
    At work I don't use a screensaver. I just lock the screen and it shows my desktop wallpaper without the icons, panels, etc.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I used a screensaver on my windows 3.1
    After that I decided to go green and make the monitor turn off after X minutes. Never used a screensaver since.

    Beside the DVD player when it's on pause too long... screensaver turns on.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthefunk View Post
    I dont miss them at all. Why waste energy to display something that nobody is watching?
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    Arrow Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I have the rotating backgrounds now,so not a lot..Sometimes i miss my favorites,which were an always changing steampunk box and also various bsod's,which actually fooled a friend once.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    I have the rotating backgrounds now,so not a lot..Sometimes i miss my favorites,which were an always changing steampunk box and also various bsod's,which actually fooled a friend once.
    I like that, with a BSOD as one wallpaper I have rotating wallpapers but they are from images I get online while my screensaver is of family and activities.

    Caffeine (I think it is called) is supposed to make it easy to suspend screensavers such as when watching a movie or something.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I have a Volvo S60 and the info-centre has a screensaver function!!
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    I have a Volvo S60 and the info-centre has a screensaver function!!
    Bet it doesn't show (non-Volvo) exotic cars!
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthefunk View Post
    I dont miss them at all. Why waste energy to display something that nobody is watching?
    Unless u sit and watch them. But I hear you brother!
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I never actually understood the concept of a "screen saver". How is that supposed to protect the screen?

    They were cool, but overrated, the main feature was always locking the computer. And that's why locking became the only feature we inherited from those old times.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    I never actually understood the concept of a "screen saver". How is that supposed to protect the screen?
    Back in the day, you could get screen burn on CRTs. Static images would literally imprint themselves upon the screen. Screensavers helped stop that happening, by keeping something moving across the image.

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