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Old 11-03-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Does anyone have a fav site for getting screensavers? I got a really neat set of them from somewhere and for the life of me I cannot remember where...

Whats your favorite site?
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Webshots because they don't have spyware on them. I pay the money to become a member each year. It's worth it.

MOST screensaver sites have spyware on them. Be VERY careful. Read the EULA's on them.

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In January I bemoaned the sorry state of search engine results for "screensavers." I pointed out that most "screensavers" ads lead to sites I can't recommend, and I criticized search engines for their failure to enforce higher standards. But this problem goes well beyond that single keyword and that single genre of sites.

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Overall, the most dangerous search term is "free screensavers," which returns results that are 57% red or yellow on average. Search engines differ greatly in their results for this keyword: Yahoo! returns 72.2% red or yellow results, compared with 37.7% at AOL. So users are almost twice as likely to stumble onto a risky screensaver site using Yahoo! versus AOL.
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Many CD members have my picture as a screen saver. I don't charge that much.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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There is a freeware program (very small) called anyimage.scr. Find it on the web, d/l it
and put it in your windows directory. Then, on your desk top, right-hand mouse click, click on Properties, click on the Screensaver Tab, go halfway down the page to screensaver, click on the scroll bar, choose 'anyimage'. Then, choose the directory where you have your favorite photos, set the delay time. Bang! Your new screensaver will use whatever photos you have in the designated directory. Best results are obtained when you have formatted the photos with borders and in the proper resolution. Have fun!
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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Screensavers are "neat" and "pretty", but I don't really get into them anymore. Especially since today's monitors don't require them because there isn't the same problem with "burn-in" that was the whole reason for their creation.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:26 AM
 
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Screensavers are "neat" and "pretty", but I don't really get into them anymore. Especially since today's monitors don't require them because there isn't the same problem with "burn-in" that was the whole reason for their creation.
You'd think that would be true, however, my school has all brand new LCD monitors with horrid "image persistence". I mean HORRID. There is a nice little box everywhere that says "NO DRINKS, NO FOOD, AND NO CELLS PHONES IN THE COMPUTER LAB"

I really find screensavers to be a nuisance personally. So I just have my monitor turn off after ten minutes. Because when I walk away from my computer I don't usually get back to until the next day or at least 2 or 3 hours later.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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for now, a rolling marquee..heehee...poet, didn't know it..

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good grief Charlie Brown
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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You'd think that would be true, however, my school has all brand new LCD monitors with horrid "image persistence". I mean HORRID. There is a nice little box everywhere that says "NO DRINKS, NO FOOD, AND NO CELLS PHONES IN THE COMPUTER LAB"

I really find screensavers to be a nuisance personally. So I just have my monitor turn off after ten minutes. Because when I walk away from my computer I don't usually get back to until the next day or at least 2 or 3 hours later.
I was actually talking about CRT monitors, but wow...I had no idea it could be a problem with LCD monitors. Interesting. Guess they're still useful, then.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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There is a freeware program (very small) called anyimage.scr. Find it on the web, d/l it
and put it in your windows directory. Then, on your desk top, right-hand mouse click, click on Properties, click on the Screensaver Tab, go halfway down the page to screensaver, click on the scroll bar, choose 'anyimage'. Then, choose the directory where you have your favorite photos, set the delay time. Bang! Your new screensaver will use whatever photos you have in the designated directory. Best results are obtained when you have formatted the photos with borders and in the proper resolution. Have fun!
I found this didn't work until I rebooted. Don't know why. Doesn't make sense, but I didn't have the file in my list until I did.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Right now I put a background of a pic i found while doing a search.....I was l;ooking for Charlie Brown, and someone has remade he, Lucy, and Linus into a sort of Anime (sp) teenager, kinda neat, but Good Ole Charlie Brown looks kinda freaky!
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