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Crazy screensaver

Postby radrick » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:11 pm

I was watching a video on Mint 15 Mate and while the video was active the screensaver came on. Why? The app I was using was Totem video player. This is not good how do I fix it?

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Re: Crazy screensaver

Postby passerby » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:42 pm

You can prevent this behavior by using caffeine.
After installing caffeine, open the application, hit "Add", then name the application for which you don't want the screensaver to run.

I know installing a third-party application for this functionality isn't ideal, but it's the best solution I've found :/
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