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#1 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I'm curious if anyone still even uses personalized screensavers these days. Is everyone just on power saver now? If you do use a screensaver, is it one that came with your computer, or did you find a nice one for when you're not around? And if you have a cool screensaver, can you share it/where you got it?

#2 Posted by Turambar (6733 posts) -

I haven't used one in a long time.  I just turn off the monitor.

#3 Edited by CaLe (3957 posts) -

I haven't used a screensaver since 2003. I don't use power saver either. I can still recommend this screensaver though: http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock/

Download button on the left.

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

What's a screensaver?

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Screensavers still exist?

#6 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

Default windows visa one.

#7 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

@CaLe said:

I haven't used a screensaver since 2003. I don't use power saver either. I can still recommend this screensaver though: http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock/

Download button on the left.

See, now this thread was worth it. XD

#8 Posted by believer258 (11785 posts) -

Throw into the "off button bandwagon".

I didn't even bother to set one, I just turn off the monitor.

#9 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Just dumb matrix code-thingy. 
Looks fancy on 3 tiny monitors and a TV.. But it's been turned off for almost a year now. But it's the only Matrix Screensaver worth looking at. 

#10 Posted by stinky (1544 posts) -

screensavers haven't been necessary in years.

#11 Posted by RUKM (19 posts) -

@Little_Socrates: Mine is custom text it says PERFEKT while moving on the screen

#12 Posted by IBurningStar (2162 posts) -

Don't use one.

#13 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

I haven't had one in years.

#14 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

People use screensavers? Holy shit, did the time machine finally work?

#15 Edited by 71Ranchero (2737 posts) -

I use an old screensaver from the game Phantom Crash. You can still download it via way back machine(link).

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#16 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

Mine is a loop of all the Mass Effect 2 loading animations.

#17 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

I use the old maze one, but it never comes on because I just turn the monitor off.

#18 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4910 posts) -

Probably haven't had a screensaver on since Windows 95.

#19 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

Unless you're on a plasma or CRT, they're not necessary.

I do miss the old rat maze thing though.

#20 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Stopped using screensavers in 2002 or sometime around there.

#21 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I haven't even seen a screensaver for 10 years or so.

#22 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

I haven't even seen a screensaver for 10 years or so.

You were 2 years old when you last saw a screensaver? :o 
 
harh harh harh.... I'll let myself out
#23 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

None. Monitor powers down after 45 minutes of inactivity.

#24 Posted by Pr1mus (3868 posts) -

When the Matrix was cool i had a Matrix screensaver.

#25 Posted by wewantsthering (1564 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

What's a screensaver?

Seriously, that was back when old CRTs would get ruined if you didn't have a screensaver. No reason for them to exist now...

#26 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

My screen just turns to standby after a while, I rarely turn off my monitor.

#27 Posted by Sogeman (867 posts) -

I had to take a look. Looks like I disabled it. I just turn off the monitor if I walk away for longer.

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#28 Posted by Daveyo520 (6679 posts) -

The last time I had a screen saver was at the start of XP and stopped shortly there after.

#29 Posted by wrecks (2238 posts) -

Starfield always because... Space.

#30 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

I stopped using screensavers about 8 years ago up until I found this wonderful greatness...

#31 Posted by WickedFather (1732 posts) -

Johnny Castaway.  His teeth fell out and he got skin cancer a long time ago.  Things aren't as dynamic on that island anymore.

#32 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@MrGetBonus said:

I stopped using screensavers about 8 years ago up until I found this wonderful greatness...

I would immediately walk backwards out the door of your house if I saw this just idling on your computer. Kinda terrifying.

#33 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

@Trav: That is basically the same reaction one of my friends had the first time he saw it. I say you guys are just missing out.

#34 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I never really used a screensaver since my oldest computers in the late nineties.

#35 Posted by Socialone (202 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

When the Matrix was cool i had a Matrix screensaver.

Whoa whoa whoa, as far as I'm concerned, the Matrix is still the shit. Right?

#36 Posted by Atlas (2435 posts) -

Well I guess I'm not alone in thinking that screensavers are totally pointless then. My monitor just turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity. Simple.

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#37 Posted by Village_Guy (2544 posts) -

Screensaver? Really?

Ever since I got my own PC I haven't used a screensaver and I don't think I've seen anyone using one since, what, like 2003 or something.

Either I'm using my screen or I turn it off. If you really want to use a "screensaver" just make it turn off the screen.

Actually screensavers are pretty stupid, either you are using the screen and can't see the sreensaver because you use the PC, or you're gone from the PC and can't see the screensaver because you either are in another room or not looking at the screen...

#38 Posted by Spoonman671 (4595 posts) -

Just got some of the standard Windows ones.  Bubbles on my main monitor, ribbons on my other one.  They come on after about ten minutes, and I think it takes like half an hour or so for my monitors to change to power saving mode.

#39 Posted by Beforet (2916 posts) -

A black screen.

#40 Posted by WMWA (1160 posts) -

I don't use one, but I still set my friend's screensavers to the custom message one that bounces around the screen and just put "8====D" as the words. Because I'm five

#41 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3139 posts) -

I just turn off the monitor. I can't even remember the last one I used.

#42 Posted by JOSHardson (79 posts) -

I haven't had a screen saver since I started using my HDTV as my monitor because if I'm not using it I'll usually just turn it off.

#43 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

Mine just has all the album art from iTunes.

#44 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Does my screen shutting off count as a screen saver? Because that's the one I use.

#45 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Trav said:

@MrGetBonus said:

I stopped using screensavers about 8 years ago up until I found this wonderful greatness...

I would immediately walk backwards out the door of your house if I saw this just idling on your computer. Kinda terrifying.

Aw... Blah... I mean... Come on! That is horrifying on so many levels. It never ceases to amaze me how seriously fucked up some people in this world are.

#46 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -
@BrockNRolla

@Trav said:

@MrGetBonus said:

I stopped using screensavers about 8 years ago up until I found this wonderful greatness...

I would immediately walk backwards out the door of your house if I saw this just idling on your computer. Kinda terrifying.

Aw... Blah... I mean... Come on! That is horrifying on so many levels. It never ceases to amaze me how seriously fucked up some people in this world are.

Eh, I don't think it's indicative of anything serious, just a little weird. Definitely not floating any of my boats though.
#47 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I have never used them. They always come on at the worst times so I have my PC set to never shut off the screen or use a screen saver. If I'm on the PC I'm using it for something. If I know I'm going to walk away from it for more then a few minutes then I turn it off.

#48 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

If I'm not using my computer I just put it to sleep. Screensavers are only for nostalgia now.

#49 Posted by Renegade_Pixels (52 posts) -

I'm just using a picture slideshow from "My Pictures"

#50 Posted by ajamafalous (11957 posts) -
@GS_Dan said:

Unless you're on a plasma or CRT, they're not necessary.

This. The reason for screensavers was a monitor hardware one (image burn).
 
 
My monitor just goes off after 10 minutes anyway, though.