Author Topic: Idle screen  (Read 354 times)

bloomers100

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Idle screen
« on: February 03, 2012, 04:08:17 pm »
When I'm on the turbo watching iplayer or similar the screen on the laptop goes blank after a bit, until I nudge the mouse. It drives me madder.

Can someone advise where the settings are for this so that I don't keep having to get off to nudge the mouse.

Thanks.

PaulF

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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 04:15:04 pm »
Control Panel>Display>Screen Saver if you're using XP

bloomers100

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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 04:16:32 pm »
vista

PaulF

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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 04:17:23 pm »
sorry can't help you there

hulver

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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 04:46:10 pm »
Vista - It's in several places.

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization

Screen Saver.

There will also be a link to "Power Settings" on there as well. Check which "Power Plan" you're running on, change the settings for that. There will be an option for "Turn off the display" and "Put the computer to sleep". Fiddle with those.

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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 05:16:48 pm »
While you're at the Power Settings, consider putting the hard drive to sleep after a certain while.  Reduces noise as well as saving energy.
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Re: Idle screen
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 06:06:25 pm »
Depends on what software you are using to watch the video. Most video player software has an option to automatically disable the screensaver when the video is playing. eg VLC can do this.

I think recent versions of Flash Player will also do this. Though it may depend on what OS and browser you are using. It seems to work for me anyway (Firefox on Win XP).