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Message 1040932 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 3:51:59 UTC

Is there anyway to stop the screensaver from spinning? Everything I find shows a screen I do not see when I go to update "seti@home preferences".

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Message 1040946 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 4:26:42 UTC - in response to Message 1040932.


Set all "oscillation" to 0 (zero) here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

( Click Edit SETI@home preferences (bottom of page)
change oscillation values and use [Update preferences] button
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Then in BOINC Manager -> Projects tab
select SETI@home and press [Update] button (at the left)


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Message 1040966 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 5:31:56 UTC - in response to Message 1040946.

Set all "oscillation" to 0 (zero)

Actually, you won't see those on a 'normal account'.

First off you have to edit the project preferences and set Graphics preferences to Custom. Then save the changes to the web site.

Only now, when you edit the preferences again, will you be able to change all preferences with "oscillation" in the name to zero. Set "Graphics preferences" to anything but "Custom" and you won't see any of these options.
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Message 1041371 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 0:24:09 UTC - in response to Message 1040966.

When I click the seti@home preferences I don't see anything that allows me to change the oscillation values and use. I looked around on BOINC manager and don't see it there either.

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Message 1041423 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 2:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 1041371.

When I click the seti@home preferences I don't see anything that allows me to change the oscillation values and use. I looked around on BOINC manager and don't see it there either.

Click on SETI@Home Preferences on the web site. Click on "Custom" in the screen saver section. Click on save. Re-open the SETI@Home preferences. You will then be able to see the settings that need to be changed. These settings are available on the Web only.
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Message 1041441 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 3:50:30 UTC - in response to Message 1041423.
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Like they always say "reading is fundamental!" Wow, I can't believe I've missed that all this time. lol Thanks again for your help. Now I've got to figure out how to post some .rtf files so I can post them on the boards here.

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Message 1055821 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 4:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 1040932.
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Sorry. I got it in the wrong forum so I removed it.
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Message 1055822 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 4:38:28 UTC

I get sea sick looking at it.

What was wrong with the old screen saver - it was easy on the senses, provided the same amount of data and was *still*.

Newer is not always better, you guys in design.


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Message 1055831 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 5:07:13 UTC - in response to Message 1055822.

Except that the old screen saver didn't move and therefore didn't "save" the screen. Many people experienced screen burn with the old screen saver, so in their case, newer is better.

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Message 1055852 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 6:08:52 UTC - in response to Message 1055831.

though LCD's really don't need to be screen saved since they aren't having electrons shot at the screen
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Message 1055942 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 13:44:47 UTC - in response to Message 1055852.

...and that's true, but the project is using a single code for the screen saver for all OS types using OpenGL. No sense in supporting two screen savers.

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