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

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    Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I miss screensavers so bad that I'm actually watching a video I created over and over again in full screen mode.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23080006/TB0001-0280.ogg

    Any way to bring back screensavers or perhaps set this as one?
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    Yep, you are the only one . I'm rocking with xscreensaver

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Yep, you are the only one . I'm rocking with xscreensaver
    This. I run electricsheep, using xscreensaver.

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

    I never really saw the point of them, at least once TFTs and decent power control became common-place.

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

    I dont miss them at all. Why waste energy to display something that nobody is watching?

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

    Most of my Linux machines don't have monitors attached. No point in a screen saver. Even when I'm not sitting behind the desktop PC, it is usually busy doing something useful, so anything that takes processor or RAM away is undesirable. Telling the screen to save power is preferred.

    I do watch videos or recorded TV on a 3rd monitor while I'm working, but nothing too interesting. It needs to be mindless or I can't concentrate.

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

    Closing the lid of a laptop or turning off the monitor and putting a desktop to sleep will do the job of saving energy these days and will also be available in a matter of seconds when the machine needs to be resumed.

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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?
    Some people (like me) simply wanted to have their computer look cool. Also, they make cool desktop backgrounds.

    (except for laptops though. My current computer is a IBM ThinkPad and screensavers can stay the heck away from it)

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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?
    Because I love to render files in Blender for long periods of time (often hours) which means I can't shut my laptop . I have this weird urge to see my screen actually working when my computer is open for some reason . It looks so empty when it's open and the screen's off.
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    Re: Am I the only one who misses screen savers?

    I specifically miss the old 16-bit "After Dark" screen savers from the mid-1990s (think Windows 95). Nirvana, Frost and Fire, Satori, Mountains, Penrose....

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