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Message 1282482 - Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 2:48:54 UTC

how in the world do i stop the graph on the screen saver from bouncing around like some childish animation and remain stationary like a true scientific tool for observing my work in action? i like to read the stuff on there and watch as i lay near the beast of a laptop i run seti on. it just irritated me to no end that i have to lay a weight on the stupid mouse key to hold it still1!!!!! help please!

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Message 1282500 - Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 3:50:49 UTC - in response to Message 1282482.

how in the world do i stop the graph on the screen saver from bouncing around like some childish animation and remain stationary like a true scientific tool for observing my work in action? i like to read the stuff on there and watch as i lay near the beast of a laptop i run seti on. it just irritated me to no end that i have to lay a weight on the stupid mouse key to hold it still1!!!!! help please!


I'm reasonably certain that the answer to your question is: You can't.

It is after all, a screen saver, designed to prevent burn-in on your display. If it stayed in one place, its purpose would be defeated.
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Message 1282528 - Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 5:58:32 UTC - in response to Message 1282500.

It is after all, a screen saver, designed to prevent burn-in on your display. If it stayed in one place, its purpose would be defeated.

That is correct, but you can stop the screensaver from bouncing nonetheless.

Go to your SETI@home preferences and select "custom" for "Graphics preferences".

After updating the preferences, you can set all the "time" and "period" fields to zero and update the preferences again.

Now connect your client to the server once again ("Update" button) and the screensaver stops bouncing.

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Message 1290609 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 7:07:35 UTC - in response to Message 1282500.




Aaah! But what about people like myself who turn off their monitor when they are away from their machine? I see no sense in wasting power and it is the ultimate screensaver.
Would not disabling the screensaver completely allow that extra few clock cycles to help with the number crunching?

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Message 1290745 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 14:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 1290609.
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Aaah! But what about people like myself who turn off their monitor when they are away from their machine? I see no sense in wasting power and it is the ultimate screensaver.
Would not disabling the screensaver completely allow that extra few clock cycles to help with the number crunching?

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Yes it would and if you use your GPU to crunch it is recommended that you turn it off. Most serious crunchers here haven't used the screensaver in years.
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Message 1290799 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 16:12:23 UTC - in response to Message 1290745.

Then what is the opposite of a serious cruncher? A silly one? ;-D

Call me silly then because I like to have the screen saver running on my HTPC as something cool to look at when I'm not using my LCD TV.

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Message 1291131 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 11:22:22 UTC - in response to Message 1290799.

Then what is the opposite of a serious cruncher? A silly one? ;-D

Call me silly then because I like to have the screen saver running on my HTPC as something cool to look at when I'm not using my LCD TV.

"Serious crunchers" as opposed to "normal crunchers" are ones who build fearsome PC's just to crunch and nothing else.

It is an affliction best avoided as it can consume time and money.
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Message 1291138 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 12:11:26 UTC - in response to Message 1291131.

Then what is the opposite of a serious cruncher? A silly one? ;-D

Call me silly then because I like to have the screen saver running on my HTPC as something cool to look at when I'm not using my LCD TV.

"Serious crunchers" as opposed to "normal crunchers" are ones who build fearsome PC's just to crunch and nothing else.

It is an affliction best avoided as it can consume time and money.


I guess I can't afford 'serious'.

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Message 1292023 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 12:57:13 UTC - in response to Message 1291138.

Then I am Absurdly seriously normal. (*^*)chirp chirp (sic)

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