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Re: Request for screen saver program
- To: James J Dempsey <jjd%bbncc5.arpa@CSNET-RELAY>
- Subject: Re: Request for screen saver program
- From: David Vinayak Wallace <Gumby%mc.lcs.mit.edu@CSNET-RELAY>
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 86 05:12 EST
- Cc: Mabry Tyson <TYSON%sri-ai.arpa@CSNET-RELAY>, slug%r20.utexas.edu@CSNET-RELAY
- In-reply-to: The message of 28 Mar 86 10:49-EST from James J Dempsey <jjd@BBNCC5.ARPA>
Date: 28 Mar 86 10:49:32 EST (Fri)
From: James J Dempsey <jjd@BBNCC5.ARPA>
Perhaps I should have been more explicit. What I am looking for is a
process which will watch the keyboard and when there has been no
activity for a period of time it will blank the entire screen (make it
black) including the mouse line documentation window and the who-line
screen in order to keep screen phosphor from burning out.
When someone touches the keyboard, the screen is returned to its
Usually such programs put some icon on the screen and keep it moving
around to let anyone know that the machine is up and running, but idle.
I wrote one which has been used for about a year without any problems at
MIT, MCC, and Palladian (that I know of). Rich Cohen has a copy you can
presumably FTP or whatever.