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Do Nothing Screensaver is the most minimal screen saver module that is possible to create. All that it does is to black out the screen, and it tries to do this as quickly and by using as few resources as possible.

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Mac OS 10.2 or later

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Doug Engelbart Member IconReview+133
Doug Engelbart
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This "Do Nothing Screensaver" still works flawlessly on my G4 1,25 GHz with OSX.5.8 (Leo) and does that since OSX.2 (Jaguar).

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Version 1.0.1
Maruko Drinking Team Member IconComment+107
Maruko Drinking Team
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Yeah, find the Minimal Screensaver and use that instead. It works great!

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Version 1.0.1
minimal design Member IconComment+18
minimal design
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link's broken, so I made my own, if you need it, it's there:

http://minimaldesign.net/downloads/miscellaneous/minimal-screensaver

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Version 1.0.1
charneca
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thanks!

Doug Engelbart
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Hey, I re-uploaded the old/original free Do Nothing Screensaver onto http://www.zshare.net/download/67233233f6caa5b9/ (have fun)! ^^

bcwinters Member IconComment+0
bcwinters
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Download link appears to be dead... anyone know what happened to this developer? I really liked this epitome-of-simple screensaver.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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I have been using this screen saver for probably a year now and have just come to realize some of the problems with this saver. I downloaded it because I wanted a screen saver to lock my computer while I'm away. However, since I run a web server and several other processes I do not want a flashy screen saver that will hog the CPU drawing its pretty pictures. This is why I thought this one would be perfect. Today, while the screensaver was running I SSH'd into my box, ran top, and realized that the screensaver was using between 15% and 20% of the CPU. That sure is a lot of CPU time to do "nothing."

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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Dunno why Apple got rid of the basic blank saver. This little module is good for my needs. Thanks!

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Perfect. Ideal for those short times when I'm called away from my desk and I want the screen to blank in my absence but I'll not be gone long enough to merit sleeping the display.

Why did this ability get lost in the Mac OS?

Why people want a screen saver that dances lights and pictures all over the screen when they're away from the computer and not there to see it doesn't make sense to me.

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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i'm sorry but is it a joke ?

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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So what it when the computer sleeps it does the same thing.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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Awesome graphics! Just what I needed.

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 5,283
Version Downloads 2,901
License Free
Date 19 Jun 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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