So as in previous Ubuntu versions many places recommend as one of the first things you do is to purge gnome-screensaver,
which is not actually a screensaver and is no longer maintained and install Xscreensaver, which is a nice screensaver with many options and is being maintained.
The ability to use Flashback and have a working screensaver was taken away with Saucy and has been carried on into Trusty.
So, when I seen that it is going to be fixed I was thrilled.
BTW, for all of you who do not use Cairo Dock, how do you get the notification when a system restart is required after a software update?
My logout icon in Cairo Dock puts out a message that a system restart is required.
Usually it's after I see update-initramfs but not always. Sometimes a restart is required and sometimes it is not. So, I rely on Cairo Dock to tell me.
But I can't be certain because I've been using synaptic which I think breaks that.
I like how Cairo Dock does the job of notifying me when I need to restart as it is always very clear.
Even after you see the words pop up saying you must restart after the updates, you can hover your mouse over the logout icon in Cairo Dock and it will tell you to restart.
No wondering needed.
I just let it go until it's finished updating and then click the x to make it go away.
I searched for a way to disable these notifications but could not find anything worthwhile.
That would be nice to turn off those notifications.
I seen something about using notify-send to do it but, didn't see a clear explanation of how.
To really "save" my screen it goes to black after the set time period. If you have something running, you're not "saving" the screen.
Now if you just want to have a pretty picture there should be a 14.04 ability to do that after a set time period of inactivity. Displaying something might be pleasing but it's not saving the screen.
Does the "inactivity" just mean no keyboard activity?