BlackenedPixels
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BlackenedPixels is an improved version of the "black screen" ScreenSaver. In addition to making your displays black, BlackenedPixels also trims the brightness control all the way down, allowing applications to run normally, but without the power consumption (and heat etc) normally associated with screensaver operation.
What's New
Version 1.002: Fixes problems with multi-monitor displays and non-portables.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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burypromote

+66
Doug Engelbart commented on 11 Sep 2012
The Screensaver Panel of OSX.8 says it's not compatible with OSX.8, so please update.
[Version 1.002]


burypromote
+3

+8
Dan-Neal commented on 30 Nov 2009
I really wish this would be updated to 10.6 compatibility. It was the workhorse screensaver on my 24 in. iMac since it turned off the backlighting.

Now all I have are savers that just black out the pixels.
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+11
Etnier commented on 25 Aug 2009
IMPORTANT ADDENDUM:

Fails to turn of backlighting on my 2007 24" iMac and its 2nd display.

Too bad!!! I really had hopes for this.
[Version 1.002]

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burypromote

+8
Dan-Neal replied on 30 Nov 2009
It worked on my 24 in iMac before Snow Leopard.
burypromote

+11
Etnier commented on 25 Aug 2009
Works flawlessly on my MbPro and I expect to see the same on my 24" iMac.

As others have said here, turning off backlighting is a great move.
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+20

schmiegel reviewed on 01 Nov 2008
Apple should give the author a generous fee and put it into OS X. An absolute must have for every Mac.
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+13
christefano commented on 26 Jun 2008
I've been wanting something like this for years. Now I can get rid of my custom script!

If only Telstra would use something like this instead of using a black screensaver.
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+62

rspeed reviewed on 19 Nov 2007
This is exactly what a screensaver should be. Simple, low-resource and (most importantly) it actually saves your screen. Once the CRT burn-in problem was solved screensavers became toys. Backlight dimming and lifetime, however, are a new issue with LCDs. This is the only screensaver I've seen that actually does something about that. Well done!
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+4

mbrand reviewed on 24 Aug 2007
Hi.

I've been using "blank" (just black) screensavers since 10.1.

The main advantage of this one is, that the display not only turns black, but is also switched off.

Very cool and just what I wanted.

I've been using it for quite some time now on a MBP and it works perfectly.

Thank you very much for this simple piece of software that makes you happy every day... ;-)
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+6
delight1 commented on 04 Jul 2007
this is my favorite screensaver as it truly saves my screen ^_^
[Version 1.002]


burypromote

+77

Tomis reviewed on 31 May 2007
This is perfect. Apple should include this with every mac.

Excellent when you want to kill the screen but let processing continue, or go away for a quick second and save battery life without the sleep/wake delay.
[Version 1.002]


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Downloads:4,854
Version Downloads:4,853
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:16 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BlackenedPixels is an improved version of the "black screen" ScreenSaver. In addition to making your displays black, BlackenedPixels also trims the brightness control all the way down, allowing applications to run normally, but without the power consumption (and heat etc) normally associated with screensaver operation.


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