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Presentation mode not working

#1 Post by anmol » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Its very annoying that while watching videos on youtube and vlc the screensaver keeps running again and again. I have tried presentation mode but it do not work. After activating presentation mode still the screensaver keeps running in between the videos. I have tried solutions mentioned in this post https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=43598, but none of the solutions work for me.

Is there a permanent solution once for all?

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Re: Presentation mode not working

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:26 pm

An easy one: remove the screensaver!
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Re: Presentation mode not working

#3 Post by Vincent17 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:21 am

Which version of power manager? (xfce4-power-manager --version)

Previously I had to issue

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xscreensaver-command -exit
to watch videos, but since the upgrade to power manager 1.6.1 I find that presentation mode works as intended.

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Re: Presentation mode not working

#4 Post by mw1649 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 am

My "fix" for this was to go into "Settings" > Screensaver and disable it there. I suppose if you want to have the screensaver active you could set it to activate after, say, 2 hours, thereby not having it activate during a movie.
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Re: Presentation mode not working

#5 Post by stsoh » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 am

there r two screensavers in mx:
1) xfce powersaver manager
2) xscreensaver

blank screen is activate by xscreensaver, xfce powersaver also have blank screen saver.

deactivate xscreensaver blank screen saver:
goto setting > screensaver > mode > select disable screen saver > file > quit.
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