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Windows 7: Need a Screensaver that uses a snapshot of my screen

03 Oct 2010   #1
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Need a Screensaver that uses a snapshot of my screen

I believe this is a standard SS for Macs, but anyone know where I can get it for windows?

Instead of making all your stuff disappear, it just does a rotating swirl that travels around your desktop.

My plasma suffers from burn-in terribly, so the 10-minute display off is not enough. I want this to kick in after 30-60 seconds so I can still see what I was reading but the pixels get rotated periodically reducing burn-in.


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03 Oct 2010   #2
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

try this one: Focus Screensaver by ~gv91 on deviantART
It comes with a shortcut, pin it to taskbar and activate it periodically. It may be your best option.
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03 Oct 2010   #3
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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03 Oct 2010   #4
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow just tried this: Bouncy ball - Yahoo! Widgets
Set it on top, adjust transparency and size to your liking. I' using a png image of Hal' eye from 2001 Space Oddessy, but you can find different ones (try using round dock icons).
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03 Oct 2010   #5
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK so I downloaded this bloated widget platform just to get the bouncy ball, but HOW do I make it behave like a screen saver?

Its just a ball I can play with, I need this to be automatic on its own.
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04 Oct 2010   #6
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK I got it set to where it goes around the whole screen on its own now.

Unfortunately I don't see a way to have it go on and off based on a timer like a SCREENSAVER does which is what this whole post was about.

The earth is the best by far, but it would be SO much better if it rotated on all axis.
Centered on Africa and spinning in 2D is lame compared to what my system could do with a 3D earth bouncing around.

I've tried leaving it on for a few hours but I keep clicking on it because sometimes its under my cursor.

I think I could live with having it always running, IF he adds an option to make it unclickable.
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04 Oct 2010   #7
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Download WateryDesktop screensaver. It's just like Mac screensaver.
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04 Oct 2010   #8
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Download WateryDesktop screensaver. It's just like Mac screensaver.
Amazing... love it! Screw yahoo widgets :P
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