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Author Topic: IDEA: Prevent Screensaver from Stopping  (Read 3544 times)

anjan_oleti

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IDEA: Prevent Screensaver from Stopping
« on: October 25, 2008, 07:23:39 AM »
I would like to prevent a screensaver from stopping, until the 'Esc' key (configurable) is pressed
i.e. no other key press or mouse movement stops the screensaver
I hope this is not difficult  ;)

I was unsure if this request needed a new post, since I saw a similar topic here:
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=13666.0
But, finally decided to post afresh

Thanks in advance :)
Anjan Oleti
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 01:21:05 AM by anjan_oleti »

anjan_oleti

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Re: IDEA: Prevent Screensaver from Stopping
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 01:45:12 AM »
UPDATE:
I just saw similar options in Dimsaver by Skrommel, under the 'Actions' tab of it's settings.
I am looking for a similar feature for all screensavers..
Anjan Oleti
« Last Edit: October 27, 2008, 04:02:45 AM by anjan_oleti »

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Re: IDEA: Prevent Screensaver from Stopping
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 07:13:05 PM »
Just so I understand, are you trying to prevent someone from accessing your computer while you are away from it for a short period of time and the screensaver is activated?

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Re: IDEA: Prevent Screensaver from Stopping
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 08:48:29 PM »
Not really; I need it..
> to have access to some global keyboard shortcuts, without disturbing the screensaver
> to disable (partially) keyboard and mouse, temporarily
> to avoid screensaver being stopped inadvertantly.. I use a slideshow screensaver (mentioned here) to show photos to some naughty kids who are very fond of pressing keys and moving the mouse
 ;D
This is possible with the options in Dimsaver
Also, it would be better instead, to be able to configure the exact key combination or mouse action to stop the screensaver.
Anjan Oleti
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 09:18:33 PM by anjan_oleti »