I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

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I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Kendoori » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:17 am

Running 19.1 and have installed the Turn Off Screen applet. Clicking this turns off the screen, but the screensaver eventually kicks in (I have the stock screen saver). My preferred behavior is to have blank screensaver after a specified idle period (keep the monitor off). What do I need to in order to do this?

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Re: I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Oblias » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:03 pm

If you are happy with the results of using the Turn Off Screen applet, then why not just disable the Screensaver so that it never kicks in?

If that's what you are wanting, then open System Settings/Screensaver/ and in the top section entitled 'Screensaver settings', next to 'Delay before starting the screensaver' choose 'Never' in the dropdown menu on the right.

That should do it for you.

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Re: I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Kendoori » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:03 pm

Most of the time I want the screensaver to kick in, and just go to a blank screen (this is my preferred default). Sometimes, I want to use the Turn off Screen applet. I find that when I do trigger via the applet, the screen eventually comes back again with the screensaver on.

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Re: I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Oblias » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:04 pm

By 'blank screen' do you mean a pure black screen? If yes, then maybe you could set the screenlocker to display just a black screen. Would that work for you?

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Re: I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Kendoori » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Yes, as in black. I don't want the light in the room.

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Re: I Want to Blank my Screen as a Screensaver

Post by Oblias » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:18 pm

I understand. Then my only suggestion is to see if you can adjust the screenlocker (which is what kicks in when the screensaver is activated) to display a black only screen.

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