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Message 855868 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 2:35:46 UTC

Hi, I just want to know how to set seti@home to work only when the screensaver is on? And also how to get the graphics when in screensaver. For know all I get is a moving logo with some text under telling how far I am...It's boring.

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Message 855874 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 2:57:24 UTC - in response to Message 855868.

Hi, I just want to know how to set seti@home to work only when the screensaver is on? And also how to get the graphics when in screensaver. For know all I get is a moving logo with some text under telling how far I am...It's boring.

There is no way to exactly match the screen saver. You can set BOINC to only process after the keyboard and mouse have not been touched for a specified number of minutes. This can be found in the your account page on this web site. You can set the screen saver to start at the same duration after the keyboard and mouse have stopped being used. However, this said, most users do not notice that BOINC is running in the background - even when they are using the computer. The exceptions seem to be the some games.

Whether you get graphics depends on what version of BOINC you have installed, and how it was installed. So the question is what version do you have, and what options did you use during the install?
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Message 855879 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 3:14:50 UTC - in response to Message 855874.

Well I installed the version 6.4.5, and during the install I uncheked the second case, the one that was talking about security programms and graphics that could not work with Vista (wich I have).

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Message 856437 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 16:16:36 UTC - in response to Message 855879.

It's ok now. It's just that it take some time before the changes you make takes effect.

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Message 861655 - Posted: 3 Feb 2009, 16:30:09 UTC

My screen saver does not activate. It did a few weeks ago, but just stopped popping up.. Any suggestions on how to get it to work?

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