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Run any ScreenSaver from the Login window
Authored by: cueball on Jun 15, '04 11:40:57PM
"I don't really see the point of this hint. It may be cool to run the screensaver over the login window, but it hardly seems useful. Rather than have the screensaver running, I think the smartest way to manage the machine is to have the screen go to sleep."
That you don't see the point of the hint doesn't mean it isn't useful. Consider a educational laboratory environment - many students don't react too positively when walking into a room full of computers with blank screens, which is what you'd get if you just let the screen sleep. However, preventing the display from sleeping can lead to "loginwindowburn" [I've seen it happen on CRTs and LCDs, so it's a general problem.] I've not yet tried the hint, but it's something that I've wanted to see happen for some time at my place of work.

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