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[Solved] xscreensaver interrupts Chrome videos

Post by OldLarry » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:00 pm

I'm a newbie (as we all once were). I am running Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia with xscreensaver for my screensaver, have deleted the original screensaver app. My problem is that the xscreensaver runs while watching a video on my Google Chrome web browser. Is there any fix for this? I do believe that I am running the most current versions, if not please advise.

Thank you to all of you "rocket scientists" who are willing to assist me.

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Re: xscreensaver interupts Chrome videos

Post by trytip » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:11 pm

best way to deal with screensaver in linux is DISABLE and never use it. it's only for eye candy and it doesn't respect you
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Re: xscreensaver interupts Chrome videos

Post by OldLarry » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Or I or someone else could write one that actually works properly. Or I could wait patiently for the correct answer, which I will do.
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Re: xscreensaver interupts Chrome videos

Post by trytip » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:25 pm

i had the same issues when i first played with linux screensaver and found out that if the application you are using doesn't have a way to disable the screensaver from it's own options the screensaver will override and take over the monitor. or the better answer then would be to use caffeine https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/how ... -stimulant

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Re: xscreensaver interupts Chrome videos

Post by smurphos » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:43 am

Which Desktop environment and what was the original screensaver app?

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Re: xscreensaver interupts Chrome videos

Post by OldLarry » Tue May 01, 2018 2:12 pm

Caffeine works! THANKS.

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