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Support => New Users => Topic started by: gjbnh on December 04, 2018, 09:11:57 am

Title: Screensaver?
Post by: gjbnh on December 04, 2018, 09:11:57 am
Is there a screensaver? I can't find...
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: VinDSL on December 04, 2018, 09:41:05 am
The screensaver settings are in the Xfce Power Manager.

The Xfce Power Manager is hidden inside: Peppermint Settings Panel => Hardware => Power Manager

Make sense?  :)
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: gjbnh on December 04, 2018, 02:31:44 pm
Thanks, but there is nothing in power management about a screensaver...
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: VinDSL on December 04, 2018, 02:49:59 pm
Hate to sound like Bill Clinton ("It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is"), but...

What do you mean by "screensaver"?



Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: scifidude79 on December 04, 2018, 05:15:39 pm
What exactly are you looking for? Pretty images and graphics when your PC is idle? I mean, that's the only reason for a screensaver these days, unless you're running a CRT monitor. LCD displays don't require anything to "save" them from having an image burned into them. If you're wanting that sort of thing, it will require the installation of additional software, such as Xscreensaver or Gnome-screensaver. It's extremely uncommon for any OS to come with anything other than a screen blanker by default anymore.
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 05, 2018, 09:04:37 am
There is no "screensaver" as such, they're not necessary any more (on non-CRT monitors). You'd need to install and configure something like xscreensaver (or even better xscreensaver-gl-extra).
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: VinDSL on December 05, 2018, 12:42:17 pm
There ya go...

Some might consider a 'screensaver' to mean having the Peppermint logo flying around the screen and exploding, like a 4th of July fireworks show in His Majesties former rebel colony. Or, a woodpecker smoking a cigar that changes position 15 seconds...

(https://seeklogo.com/images/W/woody-woodpecker-logo-72E78DD60A-seeklogo.com.gif)

My definition of a 'screensaver' is ... the display(s) blank after 5 minutes, and go to sleep after 15 minutes, hence the power manager recommendation.

Example #1 (above) doesn't save jack.

Example #2 actually saves the screens (think heat, not burn-in), as well as saving power (think money).

Different strokes...
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: gjbnh on December 06, 2018, 07:17:20 am
Ok guys I knew there was evolution occurring, thanks for the input....
Title: Re: Screensaver?
Post by: inventiv.us on January 14, 2019, 01:42:00 pm
it will require the installation of additional software, such as Xscreensaver or Gnome-screensaver
Thanks for the tip.  :)
I presume Xscreensaver might have less dependencies and be lighter on system space and resources...

It's extremely uncommon for any OS to come with anything other than a screen blanker by default anymore.
Was the last time you took a look at Windoze when it was in version 3.1, or Apple still with the Lisa?    ; p