[ubuntu-studio-devel] xfce4-screensaver

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Mon Mar 11 19:05:43 UTC 2019

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 04:17:57PM +0100, Ross Gammon wrote:
> There was some discussion about the use of screensavers in general and
> it was decided that in the days of flatscreens the original purpose has
> disappeared, and the fact that in audio and video we might want to watch
> some rendering/mastering chuntering along for quite a while, that
> screensavers did not make much sense. I think the power management
> settings would need to be fiddled with to get the screensaver to work
> instead of blanking.

From my perspective, the point isn't so much in saving the screen, but rather
the possibility to lock the session with it. I understand that not everybody
have their machines in locations where other people frequently share the space,
but I think it's quite a strong usecase to consider, nonetheless.

I do realize that every additional piece of software running causes some
unneeded overhead, so I'm of course willing to see it opt-in by default.

Janne (astraljava) Jokitalo
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