• screensaver start when i am watching movie


    hi i use xfce and chromium. after 10 minuts (my settings in power managment) screensaver start. it`s really annoying when i watching movie in chromium. can i disable screensaver when i watching movie in web browser and how to do it?

  • From Archwiki:
    Flash
    There is no native way to disable XScreenSaver for Flash, but there is script named lightsOn with support for Firefox’s Flash plugin, Chromium’s Flash plugin, MPlayer, and VLC.
    It is a sh script and will need to may autostarted as login or together with starting chromium…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • The screen blanking while trying to watch something is annoying. I used to use “Caffeine” but then I started using the Mate desktop and it didn’t work as Mate was new then. I don’t know if Caffeine works with XFCE… ?

    Alternative

    What I do now (currently using XFCE) is just create a launcher for or run in a terminal:

    xset s off -dpms

    When you want screen blanking restored create a second launcher or run in terminal:

    xset s on -dpms

    I am no Linux expert but this is simple and works for me. Please somebody correct me if I have mistakenly given bad advice. Hope you find a solution.

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  • yes this is a solution for screen blanking, but @joksik was writing screensaver.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @blinky

    The screen blanking while trying to watch something is annoying. I used to use “Caffeine” but then I started using the Mate desktop and it didn’t work as Mate was new then. I don’t know if Caffeine works with XFCE… ?

    i use the caffeine-ng from AUR under i3-wm, i guess it should work with MATE. Which one are you trying to use?

    OBS: That would be nice if we find a script to “read” user idle time and then set the commands we want after x time of inactivity.

    About @joksik problem i have no idea, and i don’t use screensavers.

    Antergos (default OS) - WIN10 (abandoned)
    I3wm - Mate desktop
    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
    16 GB ram
    HD 1 TB
    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • Ah thank you. Then Caffeine (if it can be used) it stops screensaver and sleep and is in the AUR repos.

  • @fernandomaroto Thank you for your reply. I recently switch to XFCE and using mate as a backup but I will remember this if/when I switch back. Regards.

  • thx for all help. first i was use lightsOn but this script dont recognize all my browsers second i test Caffeine and now it`s work in 100%. Xfce developers could do something about it

  • Nice to know it works! Maybe I’ll use that for myself in the future!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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