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Whenever my screensaver turns on on my computer, after 20-25 minutes, the screen goes black. Yet, on Chris' computer, when he leaves the screensaver on it never goes black. How does he do this?

asked Oct 03 '10 at 17:07

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Mac or Windows.......

(Oct 03 '10 at 17:10) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

It is a display feature that stops signal to the monitor to save energy.

In windows, it is in the control panel power settings

In mac it is in the display settings...

answered Oct 03 '10 at 17:12

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Your energy-saving setting must be set to turn off your minitor. Go into the setting and make sure that the option to turn off your monitor is set to Never.

answered Oct 03 '10 at 17:10

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Bear in mind that by disabling the power saving features of your computer to force the screensaver to run continuously when the system's otherwise idle, you will increase the power consumption of your computer system. It's better to allow your monitor and computer system (including parking the hard disk heads) to go into power-saving mode after an hour or so of non-use.

I suspect Chris leaves his system in a configuration that runs the screensavers non-stop because it serves as a quick visual way (other than his Tixx clocks) for folks to determine his video feed is live even when he's not in his office.

answered Oct 03 '10 at 17:26

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edited Oct 03 '10 at 17:26

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