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inGearX
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[Need Info] what's your favorite screensaver?

I know it's a loaded question ...

maybe we can break it down in a few categoris ...

most useful screensaver (SETI and disk derangementer (if there is screen saver like that) come to mind...)

most beautiful

most unique

and any other category ...

let's discuss ...

thank you ...


OZO
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[Need Info] Re: what's your favorite screensavers?

The one that actually saves LCD screen

I use LCD-Svr. It turns off LCD at the time, when I press my hot keys.
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Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...



darcilicious
Cyber Librarian
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reply to inGearX

If I leave my computer for more than 5 minutes then I hit the hibernate button on my way. So, no screensaver here.
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♬ Dragon of good fortune struggles with the trickster Fox ♬



Jackorama

join:2008-05-23
Kingston, ON

1 recommendation

reply to inGearX

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Marine Aquarium 2
I use a old one called 'Marine Aquarium 2 + Time'. You can have a calendar and time, but I like it with out it. Also, it sounds like a real Aquarium with bubbles in the water. My parrotlet likes to watch the fish.


jadinolf
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reply to inGearX

I uses a bubbles scr on all of my computers.

Only the XP version had to be a paid version.

Why do I use it? I like it.
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Printed on 100% recycled bytes


ZZZZZZZ
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PARADISE
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I like the aquarium ones.


DownTheShore
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reply to inGearX

My favorite one was one called "Electric!". I managed to find a copy of it but haven't gotten it to work on Win 8.1.

Here's what one image of it looked like - the colors and patterns continuously changed:




La Luna
Survived Ashraful
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Warwick, NY
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2 recommendations

reply to inGearX

None. Haven't used one in years.



CCat
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Wonderland
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None here also.



Buddel
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EU
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reply to inGearX

Haven't used screensavers for many years.



Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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reply to inGearX

Right now I'm using...



...on Windows 7.


Racerbob
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Webster, NY

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reply to inGearX

No screen saver here. I believe in saving the screen, so it goes dark when not being used.



Steve Mehs
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reply to inGearX

I switch between Mystify that comes with Windows and a Matrix screensaver. Each have a meaning to me. The first computer that I ever touched that had a graphical user interface back in 1994 had a screensaver that was very similar to Mystify, or at least how Mystify looked in Windows XP and prior. First time I touched Linux was Red Hat in 2003 and it had a Matrix screensaver that I thought was geeky. In older versions of Windows I used to use the bouncing Windows logo screensaver on occasion but that was retired with Windows 7/Server 2008R2. I feel like I'm in some type of command center right out of them movie when all four displays and nothing but back screens with green cryptic characters scrolling down at a very fast pace.
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ground

join:2008-01-16
Toronto, ON
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My favourite screensaver is Flux, absolutely love it. On Linux it comes installed by default, for Windows you can get it for free »Really Slick Screensavers!


Dustyn
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said by ground:

My favourite screensaver is Flux, absolutely love it. On Linux it comes installed by default, for Windows you can get it for free »Really Slick Screensavers!

Love »Really Slick Screensavers!
Sometimes I forget just how many I have.
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Msradell
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Louisville, KY
reply to inGearX

I use the 3-D screensaver with the time and have it set in the wobble mode. Maybe that beautiful but at least it serves a useful function of telling the time as well as being a screensaver.



Viet Vet
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reply to La Luna

said by La Luna:

None. Haven't used one in years.

+1

Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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reply to inGearX

It's very sad....just like most things regarding Windows 8 ....they don't work right on Win 8. They should on a DESKTOP. I wouldn't need or want one for a laptop, tablet, or phone. There are very few included in Windows 8 and Photo Gallery that I love and use on my XP Pro machine doesn't work on Windows 8. Besides that Microsoft evidently knows nothing about SSDs because I have a 256GB SSD and moved everything like photos, my documents, email, etc. to my 2TB Data drive. Photo Gallery is hard coded to the C drive location for photos. Besides, before I moved Photos to the D drive, Photo Gallery would get hung very frequently so I couldn't use it.

I disagree that screensavers are no longer needed. I have my monitor, which is now 10.5 years old, set to go to screen saver after 3 minutes of inactivity and to turn off at 5 minutes of inactivity. I believe these settings are partly why this Dell Ultrasharp monitor is still going strong with about 30,000 hours of use on it. Plus, screensavers are pretty to look at. Microsoft, of course, thinks a computer should now be extremely difficult to look at so, of course, Microsoft is not motivated to include properly working screen savers on Windows 8.

I use Ribbons but it recently started hanging so I switched to Mystify and it has been working ok but there are only 7 screensavers included with Win 8.
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Dude111
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reply to inGearX

[Need Info] ‏

I use this one on Win98se


rfhar
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[Need Info] Re: what's your favorite screensaver?

None here. I run Folding at Home 24/7 helping Stanford University find cures for diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer's, and several more and want to use as much of the CPU for F@H as possible.



gate1975mlm
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Dream Aquarium

»www.dreamaquarium.com/


Steve Mehs
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[Need Info] Re: what's your favorite screensavers?

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said by Mele20:

Besides that Microsoft evidently knows nothing about SSDs because I have a 256GB SSD and moved everything like photos, my documents, email, etc. to my 2TB Data drive. Photo Gallery is hard coded to the C drive location for photos.

So let me recap. You have a 256 GB SSD which is your C drive, a 2 TB HDD which is your D drive and you moved My Docs, Pics, Music, Vids et al off of the C drive on to the D drive and your blaming Windows 8 because the Photo Gallery screensaver does not work because you believe it is hard coded to only look on the C drive? Could you please tell me what I am missing?
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Message to Anti-Gun Liberals: HA HA!
Hussein Obama 0, American Public 1
Repeal 0bamacare Now!/Marriage = Man + Woman


darcilicious
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Heh. The vast majority of my photos are on a networked WHS but Windows 8 and Photo Gallery have no issues with that either...
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leeanne172

join:2003-01-28
Toronto Ont
reply to inGearX

[Need Info] Re: what's your favorite screensaver?

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Been using a clock based saver for years now


lilhurricane
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said by rfhar:

None here. I run Folding at Home 24/7 helping Stanford University find cures for diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer's, and several more and want to use as much of the CPU for F@H as possible.

Same here ..all of our DC projects here at BBR will always get 100% of my CPU (and GPU)
..but I have to say..there are some awful nice ones above in this thread
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kvn864

join:2001-12-18
Sun City, AZ
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reply to inGearX

Screen savers aren't needed any longer, unless:
-your eye wants them
-it's just sounds cool



Dude111
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[Need Info] ‏

Thats nice Dustyn,i notice though you dont have a PASSWORD option (to password protect coming out of screen saver) is that because you have it set to display logon screen when it does buddy?? (I reckon thats why)

said by leeanne1772 :
Been using a clock based saver for years now
Excellent,looks like mine Leeanne!


Master Wolfe

join:2009-04-04
Panama City Beach, FL
reply to inGearX

[Need Info] Re: what's your favorite screensaver?

Electric Sheep and Really Slick Screensavers fan here. Something appears to be going on with electricsheep.org, can't browse over there at the moment. But good distributed computing based fractal screensaver.
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urbanriot
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reply to inGearX

»yowindow.com/

After configuration it can show you a 5 day weather forecast and the image on the screen matches the weather outside, whether it's wintery snow, a hot summer day or a thunderstorm.



netboy34
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Electricsheep.org

The initial install repeats 3 main "sheep" but the longer you let it run, the more it generates on its own.