where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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peter_62au
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where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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According to software manager I have cinnamon screen saver installed but I can't find it in any of the menus and it doesn't activate ever. If I wait long enough the screen just turns off.
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Re: where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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By default the time for the screensaver and for deactivating the display are both set to 10 minutes. Open the energy settings and set the value for deactivating the display to a higher value (or "never"), than you should see the screensaver after 10 minutes.

You can call the screensaver manually by hitting ctrl-alt-L.

Which version of LM do you use?
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Re: where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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Thanks, I can call it manually but it still doesn't come on by itself even after changing the display settings and I can't find any settings for the screen saver anywhere. I'm using 17.1 rebecca.
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Re: where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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Try xscreensaver, it is better than cinnamon default screen saver.
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Re: where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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In LM 17.1 the screensaver settings are in the screen lock (wording may differ) settings.

@jungle_boy: wait for LM 17.2.
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Re: where is the screen saver in mint 17 cinnamon

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Cosmo. wrote:
@jungle_boy: wait for LM 17.2.
OK!
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