Do Nothing Screensaver
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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.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS 10.2 or later






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Doug Engelbart reviewed on 20 Oct 2009
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).
[Version 1.0.1]


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Maruko Drinking Team commented on 05 Jul 2008
Yeah, find the Minimal Screensaver and use that instead. It works great!
[Version 1.0.1]


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minimal design commented on 20 Jul 2007
link's broken, so I made my own, if you need it, it's there:

http://minimaldesign.net/downloads/miscellaneous/minimal-screensaver
[Version 1.0.1]

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charneca replied on 27 Sep 2007
thanks!
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Doug Engelbart commented on 20 Oct 2009
Hey, I re-uploaded the old/original free Do Nothing Screensaver onto http://www.zshare.net/download/67233233f6caa5b9/ (have fun)! ^^
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
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."
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jan 2005
Dunno why Apple got rid of the basic blank saver. This little module is good for my needs. Thanks!
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jan 2005
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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Dec 2004
i'm sorry but is it a joke ?
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Nov 2004
So what it when the computer sleeps it does the same thing.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Aug 2004
Awesome graphics! Just what I needed.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Downloads:5,274
Version Downloads:2,892
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:19 Jun 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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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