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    Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    Hi

    Is there a way to permanently prevent the screen from locking (slowly fading before going black) when watching something full screen, and only then (ie it will still lock after ten minutes or whenever unless I am watching something full screen).

    If this is application specific then just firefox and vlc (or any other mainstream video player) solutions would be great.

    And if the desktop environment somehow affects this then I am using Gnome 3.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    I am wondering this as well...if I am playing a fullscreen video in VLC, it doesn't do it but if I am playing a full screen video on Hulu.com (within Firefox) my screen starts to fade after a while and then locks.

    Anyone know how to fix that?
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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    easy just go to power options within
    System > Prefrences > Power Managment.

    select your options there.
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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    I've got the same problem. Never did find a solution (other than increasing the time before screen shutdown).

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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    Quote Originally Posted by enjoijesus94 View Post
    easy just go to power options within
    System > Prefrences > Power Managment.

    select your options there.

    Here's what that window looks like for me (called just "Power" in 11.10):




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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    hmmm never seen this before.
    So you have got it disabled put it still goes black huh?
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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    Look for "screen" under system settings. If it's a lappy you can right click on the battery icon and then Preferences.

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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    Quote Originally Posted by HeroOfCanton View Post
    Look for "screen" under system settings. If it's a lappy you can right click on the battery icon and then Preferences.
    Its not a laptop but "Screen" is the application I was looking for (it's set to lock after 30min). However, VLC bypasses this somehow when playing videos fullscreen and I don't want to change this universal value...I just want Firefox to bypass the 30min limit as well when I am playing full screen videos on Hulu for example
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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    You could try Caffeine.

    https://launchpad.net/~caffeine-developers/+archive/ppa

    It can automatically and temporarily prevent your screen from locking when a certain application is running. You can specify all these options.

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    Re: Preventing screen locking when playing full screen videos

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoei97 View Post
    You could try Caffeine.

    https://launchpad.net/~caffeine-developers/+archive/ppa

    It can automatically and temporarily prevent your screen from locking when a certain application is running. You can specify all these options.
    That worked well as it has the flash option, thank you very much. I will leave it unsolved for a bit longer to see if there is a definitive answer as to whether or not one can do this for any application, but thanks again

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