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Author Topic: Screensaver On/Off/Auto  (Read 20609 times)

alecjw

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Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« on: December 31, 2005, 04:43:03 PM »
Ok, the idea is it's an icon which sits in your <thing on the bottom right hand corner of your screen>. Click on it and a meu opens with the options On/Off/Auto. If you click On, your screensaver immediately starts; if you click off, your screensaver will never come on. If you select auto, the program does nothing and just lets the screensaver come on when you had set it to.

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006, 06:47:16 PM »
Fun little freebie here that does most of what you want and more:

http://www.stardusts...ds/tools/sscontrol3/

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 04:47:21 AM »
Thanks. I tried checking if one existed but I couldn't think of what to search for.

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 12:54:31 AM »
Fun little freebie here that does most of what you want and more:

http://www.stardusts...ds/tools/sscontrol3/
Nice find, thanks!

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 03:13:39 AM »
Strange but my system is totally screwed and it doesn't work for me (even though I recommended it).

I used it until a couple of years ago but having installed the latest version from the website all it will let me do is set the default screensaver - non of the other functions seem to work. Anyone else having problems?

I get the impression something got messed up on my system when I reinstalled windows recently as I had some problems installing a particular driver (Logitech) and the tool they supplied to sort it out deleted a lot of unrelated registry entries.

Looks like my New Year's resolution is going to be to reinstall again from scratch!

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 11:58:25 AM »
Hmm, right after I installed it I was able to launch a screensaver from it, now I don't? Might be related to other problems my Windows has today though...

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2006, 07:15:13 PM »
 :) Try mine!

TrayScreenSaver - Control the screensaver from the tray.

Features:
- Doubleclick the tray icon to run the default screensaver.
- Singleclick to enable or disable the screensaver.
- Or use the tray menu.

You'll find the downloads and more info at Skrommel Software.

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2006, 07:43:04 PM »
Thanks, works perfectly! :)

What does it need two tray icons for? One looks like a keyboard, the other like a blurry notepad. Clicking it once toggles "enabled", but what for?

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 12:30:29 AM »
another cool skrommel utility :)

i don't know if its possible or how hard it would be, but it would be fun if the menu had a list of all configured screensave and you could start any one of them.


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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006, 02:47:30 AM »
 :) I uploaded an older verison, please try the correct one now!

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2006, 02:52:07 AM »
Ah, tray icon(s) looking MUCH better now :)

But what does "enable" do? Will it disable the screensaver completely when unchecked?

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2006, 11:24:01 AM »
 :) Yep!

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2006, 04:19:17 PM »
I've been using NoSleep! for years without a problem.  Though the icons seem to be back to front.

http://www.geocities...software.html?200619

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Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 11:25:27 AM »
SWEEET!

I was looking for a screensaver automatic thingie that would launch the screensaver when I moved my mouse cursor to a corner of my screen.
I went looking and looking, didn't find a thing! Then came upon this thread, downloaded Skrommels RunScreenSaver?

The plan, see?, was to launch it from within FARR ... hahaha, I didn't know that FARR would launch the default screensaver with no added 'anything'!

So, thanks Skrommel for some excellent software!
And, thanks Mouser for FARR! haha, I didn't know I could just launch farr and type: SCREEN :)
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