[Bug 33468] GNOME screensaver should not activate when evince is in presentation mode

Sitsofe Wheeler sitsofe at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 2 20:32:40 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Description of the problem:
evince can be put into a presentation mode which is good but gnome-screensaver can kick in during such a presenatation which can be faintly embarassing.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Go to System -> Preferences -> Scrensaver .
2. Set session is idle after: to 1 minute.
3. Click Close.
1. Start firefox and go to http://www.changethis.com/20.04CommunityGreens .
2. Click on Download this.
3. Once the first page of the PDF has opened up and gone fullscreen wait for 1 minute.

Expected results:
Screen to stay the same even after 1 minute.

Actual result:
Screen saver kicks in fading the screen and starting a screensaver.

Additional information:
This problem affects a couple of programs with presenation modes like firefox when you press F11 for presentation mode (see http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/ for web presenations) and openoffice's impress when it's in slideshow mode. I heard that gnome-screensaver would avoid blanking when wnck had a fullscreen hint... should I file this bug against the individual packages?

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