Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5995 closed enhancement (invalid)

[MediaPlayer] Add option to over-ride ScreesSaver settings

Reported by: Disreali Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/MediaPlayer Version: R1/alpha2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


It would be useful to add an option to MediaPlayer that would disable ScreenSaver from starting while MediaPlayer is active.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by RandomInsano, 11 years ago

Luckily there's no need! There's an option in the screen saver preflet labelled as "Don't fade when here". Setting a corner will allow you to avoid the screensaver from starting no matter what application you're using :)

I especially like the enable one. It's very Mac OSX like.

comment:2 by humdinger, 11 years ago

While the "Don't fade when here" option in Screensaver is nice, I agree that some apps would profit from control over screensaver kick-in (and related features like energy saving functions, cpu slowing, hd spin-down etc.). I think there's been a discussion on these issues a while ago and an API for it was considered for the future.
Meanwhile, should MediaPlayer be hacked to suppress the screensaver, it shouldn't be another option but the default. It would just have to be a bit more "intelligent" and only avoid the screensaver when actually playing a video. If you're idling with a video on pause or at the end of a video, or you're listening to audio, the screensaver won't be a bother.

comment:3 by stippi, 11 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

MediaPlayer already prevents the screen saver from running, but only when it's in full-screen mode. I think it should not prevent the screen saver from kicking in if not in full-screen mode. Or when on another workspace and so on...

comment:4 by tangobravo, 11 years ago

Agreed, that was the logic I was about to suggest without realising it was there already :)

in reply to:  3 comment:5 by Disreali, 10 years ago

Replying to stippi:

MediaPlayer already prevents the screen saver from running, but only when it's in full-screen mode.

If that is so, it does not work on r1a2.

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