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Old April 20th 10, 05:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
DD
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis
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Old April 20th 10, 05:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Alan Edwards
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

....Alan
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers, DD
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis

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Old April 20th 10, 05:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Alan Edwards
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Default Pause screensaver etc.


What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

....Alan
--
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http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers, DD
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis

  #4  
Old April 20th 10, 06:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
DD
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

Thanks for the quick reply! I am using VLC player mostly but I also use
other programs from time to time, I'm really looking for a windows
solution rather than a specific program solution.

Dennis

On 20/04/10 2:17 PM, Alan Edwards wrote:
What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

...Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


  #5  
Old April 20th 10, 06:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
DD
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

Thanks for the quick reply! I am using VLC player mostly but I also use
other programs from time to time, I'm really looking for a windows
solution rather than a specific program solution.

Dennis

On 20/04/10 2:17 PM, Alan Edwards wrote:
What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

...Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


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Old April 20th 10, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Stubbo of Oz
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, DD wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


I haven't tried this myself but it might be worth a go:-

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...e-screensaver/


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Old April 20th 10, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Stubbo of Oz
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, DD wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


I haven't tried this myself but it might be worth a go:-

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...e-screensaver/


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  #8  
Old April 20th 10, 07:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Stubbo of Oz
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, DD wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


Here is another one:-

http://trainedmonkey.com/projects/tarsier/

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  #9  
Old April 20th 10, 07:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Stubbo of Oz
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, DD wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis


Here is another one:-

http://trainedmonkey.com/projects/tarsier/

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  #10  
Old April 20th 10, 08:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

In message , DD
writes:
Thanks for the quick reply! I am using VLC player mostly but I


(So do I; I was going to say - after what Alan said about WMP - that
most such players have a disable screensaver option, but I use VLC too,
and if it has one, I can't find it!)

also use other programs from time to time, I'm really looking for a
windows solution rather than a specific program solution.


If you mean true Windows only, then bring up the Display Properties
window (right-click on empty part of desktop), and select the
screensaver tab; I _think_ setting the "Wait" to 0 will disable the
screensaver. If you use Apply rather than OK, the window will remain
on-screen to remind you that you have done so, if you want a reminder to
turn it back on again after playing your video.

Personally, I liked the two options "Stubbo of Oz" suggested - one that
has an on and off function, and one that is a toggle, but with
indication (which is also the activate) in the tray. That one (tarsier)
is so small (32k) that I've put it in my startup folder, rather than a
shortcut to it.
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  #11  
Old April 20th 10, 08:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Alan Edwards
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

I don't see a Windows solution without 3rd party help (try Stubbo's
suggestions)

If each program you use has similar options to WMP, then you only need
to set them up once. Their support pages may help.

....Alan
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:48:39 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers, DD
wrote:

Thanks for the quick reply! I am using VLC player mostly but I also use
other programs from time to time, I'm really looking for a windows
solution rather than a specific program solution.

Dennis

On 20/04/10 2:17 PM, Alan Edwards wrote:
What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

...Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis

  #12  
Old April 20th 10, 08:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Alan Edwards
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Posts: 1,099
Default Pause screensaver etc.

I don't see a Windows solution without 3rd party help (try Stubbo's
suggestions)

If each program you use has similar options to WMP, then you only need
to set them up once. Their support pages may help.

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:48:39 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers, DD
wrote:

Thanks for the quick reply! I am using VLC player mostly but I also use
other programs from time to time, I'm really looking for a windows
solution rather than a specific program solution.

Dennis

On 20/04/10 2:17 PM, Alan Edwards wrote:
What application are you playing them with?
WMP 11 has an option "Allow screen saver during playback"
Uncheck that in WMP-Tools-Options-Player tab if using WMP

...Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm



On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:01:44 +1000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,
wrote:

I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the
screensaver and stop the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes!
I want to make it possible to watch a video file without having to keep
manually deactivating these functions. Can anyone help?

Dennis

  #13  
Old April 20th 10, 09:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

There are TWO really good ways of temporarily pausing the screensaver (that I use).

1). Copy and paste the following into a simple text file then re-name it with a .VBS
extension.

------------------- copy between lines -------------------

Dim WSHShell
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WSHShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", "0"

------------------- copy between lines -------------------

The resulting .VBS script file, when double-clicked, will stop the screensaver from
executing, so call this file something like "Saver_Off.vbs"

Then copy it to a file and re-name it "Saver_On.vbs" and edit the file, changing the
"0" to a "1", then this file when double-clicked on will turn the screensaver
function back on again.


OR....

2). Download the very smart SAVER.EXE by David L Bahnsack from the link below.
It sits nicely in your taskbar and will turn off the screensaver with a single
click - and you can see whether the saver is currently operative or not, at-a-glance.
It's also very small at 16k

http://www.4shared.com/file/WpSsOBd2/SAVER.html

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


P.S. You can also download the ready-made [.vbs] script files as well......
http://www.4shared.com/file/12567301..._Activate.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/12567302...eactivate.html


"DD" wrote in message
...
I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the screensaver and stop
the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes! I want to make it possible to
watch a video file without having to keep manually deactivating these functions.
Can anyone help?

Dennis


  #14  
Old April 20th 10, 09:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Posts: 1,995
Default Pause screensaver etc.


There are TWO really good ways of temporarily pausing the screensaver (that I use).

1). Copy and paste the following into a simple text file then re-name it with a .VBS
extension.

------------------- copy between lines -------------------

Dim WSHShell
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WSHShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive", "0"

------------------- copy between lines -------------------

The resulting .VBS script file, when double-clicked, will stop the screensaver from
executing, so call this file something like "Saver_Off.vbs"

Then copy it to a file and re-name it "Saver_On.vbs" and edit the file, changing the
"0" to a "1", then this file when double-clicked on will turn the screensaver
function back on again.


OR....

2). Download the very smart SAVER.EXE by David L Bahnsack from the link below.
It sits nicely in your taskbar and will turn off the screensaver with a single
click - and you can see whether the saver is currently operative or not, at-a-glance.
It's also very small at 16k

http://www.4shared.com/file/WpSsOBd2/SAVER.html

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


P.S. You can also download the ready-made [.vbs] script files as well......
http://www.4shared.com/file/12567301..._Activate.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/12567302...eactivate.html


"DD" wrote in message
...
I am sure there must be an easy way to temporarily disable the screensaver and stop
the computer going into hibernation or sleep modes! I want to make it possible to
watch a video file without having to keep manually deactivating these functions.
Can anyone help?

Dennis


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Old April 20th 10, 10:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Pause screensaver etc.

In message , Tim Meddick
writes:
[]
2). Download the very smart SAVER.EXE by David L Bahnsack from the link below.

Bohnsack (-:
It sits nicely in your taskbar and will turn off the screensaver with a
single click - and you can see whether the saver is currently operative
or not, at-a-glance. It's also very small at 16k

[]
Not only that, but the popup tells you how long there is to go (or
rather, how long you've set, since moving the mouse will reset it!). And
it's half the size of tarsier! (Though I'd say tarsier's tray icons are
easier to read.)
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employment (also computer, tester, trainer ...); email for details: CV at
http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/CV2010-4.pdf !

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