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Old May 30 2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Who here uses Windows?

....and keeps that "starfield simulation" screensaver just because it's Trek-y?

o/ I do
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Old May 30 2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: Who here uses Windows?

I didn't realize people still used screensavers. You're better off having your monitor go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity than running a screensaver.
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Old May 30 2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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Use windows? Every day. They're my favorite way of looking out of my house.
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Old May 30 2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Re: Who here uses Windows?

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I didn't realize people still used screensavers. You're better off having your monitor go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity than running a screensaver.
^ This. Only I set mine for 10 minutes.
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Old May 30 2014, 06:48 PM   #5
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Re: Who here uses Windows?

I remember back in the 1990s I was a kid and thought screensavers were cool and new, I always enjoyed that starfield one. It reminded me of the closing credits of the modern Trek shows.

What? Back then TNG, DS9 and Voyager were modern Trek.
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Old May 30 2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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^

Pretty much this. Now it's sleep mode.
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Old May 30 2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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Re: Who here uses Windows?

yeah, but a black screen isn't Trek-y.

I guess all of you aren't really Trek fans as you claim.

Posers.
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Old May 30 2014, 07:49 PM   #8
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I actually had the Star Trek screensavers from AfterDark. My favorites were the medical display and the Scotty in the Jeffries tube display.
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Old May 30 2014, 07:51 PM   #9
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My computer rarely gets a chance to use a screensaver. Simple because when I'm using it, it doesn't have a chance to come up. If I'm not using I'll put it into sleep mode at the very least.
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Old May 30 2014, 08:45 PM   #10
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Shat Happens wrote: View Post
yeah, but a black screen isn't Trek-y.

I guess all of you aren't really Trek fans as you claim.

Posers.

I don't use a screensaver as such - though I used to use the starfield one for just the reason you say. But what I do, since I still need a regular fix, is to make a slide show of Star Trek titles from screenshots and play that when I have music going (which prevents hibernation) - or just want more Star Trek around.

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Old May 30 2014, 08:53 PM   #11
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Used it way back when. But by now I use neither Windows nor screen savers.
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Old May 30 2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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Only my very first computer from 2001--which I use solely as a non-internet accessible word processor in my bedroom--still has the "flying through space" screensaver. I'll use it whenever I'm writing a Trek fanfic.

All of my screensavers are set to kick in after three minutes of inactivity, but more often than not I tend to just shut my computer down whenever I'm not using it. The days when I have a computer always on or even just in sleep mode ended a few years ago for me...
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Old May 30 2014, 09:05 PM   #13
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I've got the picture of the JJPrise falling to earth as my desktop picture, had it for ages. Windows 8 is shit. Windows 7 all the way.
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Old May 30 2014, 09:47 PM   #14
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Use windows? Every day. They're my favorite way of looking out of my house.
Damn beat me to it!
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Old May 31 2014, 08:12 AM   #15
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Windows 7 at work, XP running on my old Dell clunker desktop, Vista on our old Dell notebook, everything else that we use daily at home is an Apple product of some kind.
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