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Old 10-31-2005, 07:55 PM   #1
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How to stop screensaver automatically when playing videos?

When playing videos with totem, mplayer, xine, etc, can the screensaver be stopped automatically?

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The generic answer is: no :}

It would be a bit of a big ask of either of those apps or the varied
screensavers (xlock, xlockmore, xscreensaver, gnomes built-in
or KDEs built-in) to check for all possible others at all times. One
work-around would be (e.g. if you were using xscreensaver) to
use a wrapper-script for the player like so:

xscreensaver-command -exit
mplayer $0



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