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Screensaver for monitoring purposes.

by JDawg183 / March 2, 2009 8:45 PM PST

At my work, we have to new LCD TV's hooked up to a computer running XP for the sake of monitoring the network and are concerned about burning, I was wondering if anyone knew of a screensaver or an application to control the screensaver to make it only pop up for a few seconds, or a partial screensaver (only shows up on a small part of the screen and slowly moves across so you can still see what is underneath) or a somewhat transparent screensaver? Thanks in advance.

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Burning what?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2009 10:08 PM PST

You may be thinking of IMAGE BURN IN which was an issue with CRT technology. LCDs don't have that issue.

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Image Burn
by JDawg183 / March 2, 2009 10:30 PM PST
In reply to: Burning what?

Yes, I was referring to image burning, and I have heard both ways. I have heard people say your dont have to worry about it, but I have also heard others say you do. Mostly it is just to pacify bosses.

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Then I'd restate your first post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2009 10:48 PM PST
In reply to: Image Burn

Otherwise your discussion spins away from what you needed to pacify the boss.

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Transparent screensavers?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 4:29 AM PST

See if Google will help you with this. I have just Googled Transparent Screensavers, and there seems to be a number of possibilities.

Caution! I use Firefox with the McAfee SiteAdvisor add-on installed. It helps me identify possible problem web sites and especially those listed in Google. This particular Google search displays a large number, (more than usual), of suspect sites, where there is a danger of having some malware downloaded when you visit the site. I would recommend using a browser like Firefox where you can install both McAfee Site Advisor and NoScript, even if it is just for this particular search.

Many of the McAfee tagged sites seem to offer a utility called "Password Lock Transparent Screensaver". But I did manage to find one site that offers possibilities;

I hope your boss likes butterflies or purple roses, Devil

There is an existing Windows Screensaver that might help. It's the Mystify one, and in the Settings options if you remove the "Clear screen" option it will over-write the current screen. But doubt that is what you want.


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Exactly what you are looking for
by LittleAnnieTwo / June 2, 2009 12:25 PM PDT

Exactly what you are looking for is called Transparent Screen Lock PRO that you can find at

It has a plasma option where a black bar can be made to move across the screen to prevent burn in.

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