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Turning Screensaver off on a PowerBook G4

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Jeffrey.M.Torres, May 18, 2009.

  1. Jeffrey.M.Torres

    Jeffrey.M.Torres Version 3.0

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    My wife's Mac has some screen saver function that turns off the screen every 15 minutes or so.

    We can't find where to change the settings and when we watch a movie we have to touch the mouse every 15 minutes to keep it on.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I don't use or work on MAC's but on a PC that would be a function that's managed under Power settings ...
     


  3. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    On my OS X (Tiger), just go into the setting (the one with the light switch), choose screen saver settings, can be changed from minutes to never.
     
  4. Oribis

    Oribis

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    In Leopard

    Apple in top left - >System Preferences - > Desktop and Screensaver

    Drag sliding scale to desired minutes.
     
  5. Jeffrey.M.Torres

    Jeffrey.M.Torres Version 3.0

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    Hmm...it is already set to never.

    I think there must be some other power saving function that registers no input.
     
  6. grokdesigns

    grokdesigns

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    Go to the System Preferences pane, open Energy Saver and check the sleep options. Set them to either wait longer or change them to never.
     
  7. hIGH_aND_mIGHTY

    hIGH_aND_mIGHTY The White Guy

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    Another +1

    There is a program for the mac called caffeine that puts a little cup of joe icon near the time and you can click it off and on to turn your power settings off and on. Useful for watching movies and the like but don't want to manually change the settings in system preferences.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/31941
     
  8. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    Oribis is correct - choose the Desktop/Screensaver icon. Do not confuse with the Energy Saver icon further down!
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  9. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    I downloaded that caffeine thing on my G4, it works pretty well, I watched a two hour thing on it, and I think once during the show the screen tried to turn off (I have no clue why), but I would call it a success overall.