Thread: [UD] Screensaver
January 29th, 2002, 04:58 AM #1
Is there any way to turn the screensaver off as I don't want it interrupting things like defragging etc. I've moved UD from the startup folder to the desktop so I can choose when it runs, or so I thought. The screensaver still kicks in after 10 minutes or so. The screensaver option in my display properties is set to None.
If there isn't then I'll just uninstall the client (which'll be no real loss to the team as I can no longer leave my PC on overnight. It's started sounding horrible again and it'd keep me awake).
January 29th, 2002, 07:05 AM #2
Hi Dudster, the screen saver should stop running when you remove the one titled "Ud" from your display properties. If it's not working I suspect Windows simply isn't "applying" your selection. Removing "UD.scr" from your C:\Windows directory will definitely get rid of it though. Also, make sure you don't have it set to Run only as Screen Saver because the program ONLY runs when it pops up during periods of inactivity. Just to clarify, UD only uses UNUSED CPU cycles, so it will simply move out of the way during defrag, but I understand that it's better not to run "screensavers" during defrag.
BTW, if your computer is making unusual noised, you better get that one sorted out. If it's a failing fan, it's best to get that taken care of before something burns up.
January 29th, 2002, 08:52 AM #3
After reading your post I checked my display properties and sure enough the screensaver was set to Ud after 14 minutes sorry 'bout that I felt certain it was set to None, and I am certain it was set to None at some point (and I'm as certain as I can be that I didn't enable it, I hate screensavers).
Anyway, I set it to None, rebooted and it's stuck so far. I'm pretty confident it'll stay that way but if it does somehow get re-enabled, I'll try deleting Ud.scr (though the screensaver I was getting was the Ud client (running) bouncing about the screen, not the UD logo which the Ud.scr appears to be ).
I did briefly select "Run only as screensaver" before deselecting it again when I was getting used to the client. It's just occured to me that that could've automatically enabled the screensaver and deselecting "Run only as screensaver" maybe didn't disable it again. I dunnno, I'll have to test that theory out in a bit (I'll post my findings).
I know that UD only uses unused CPU cycles but it also writes to the drive occasionally n I dunno if that'd restart it or not but I just prefer to not have it running when defragging, scandisking, virus scanning, installing, uninstalling, updating and gaming. I tried playing Wolfenstein with UD running and it seemed a little jerky. Maybe it's just something wonky on my machine, I may do some more testing with various games. Also, I reboot before and after playing a game so any crunching while playing a game could be lost anyway.
As for my PC sounding like it runs on unleaded (some of the time) - I've already replaced the fan on my FOP32 once (thinking it was that) and replaced the case. It was fine for a few months and just recently it's gotten noisy again (just after the front case fan died). In my pre-techimo thread about it some time ago, NDC suggested it could be the FOP32 not clamped down as tightly as it could be and vibrating. I'm starting to think he's absolutely right but I'm not sure. When I'm feeling less apathetic, I'll look into it but I think it's safe, just noisy at times. Thanks for the heads-up though
Edit: nope, just tried the Run only as screensaver option and it didn't enable any screensaver, looks like it was just me being dozey again.
Last edited by Dudster; January 29th, 2002 at 10:26 AM.
January 29th, 2002, 11:22 AM #4
Welcome to the club!
I am so glad to hear I'm not the only one with a copy of Winderz that does magic tricks when I'm not looking!
My Network and Internet connection was down 26 HOURS!
It's back up, and I still don't know why it went down or why it's up...
Funny, it started working after an hour with Earthlink and the guy said "You will need to call Microsoft!"
Hee hee guess that put the fear of Bill into it!
January 29th, 2002, 12:43 PM #5
Ah! that's what it is, I've got Windows 98 Special-magic Edition. I'll have to keep an eye on that.Hee hee guess that put the fear of Bill into it!
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