[kde-linux] Suspending KDE4 screensaver

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 7 12:41:56 UTC 2009

On Monday 07 September 2009 12:30:15 Christophe Gaubert wrote:
> Le 06/09/09, Anne Wilson a écrit :
> > > In KDE3, it was possible to specify a list of applications so that,
> > > during their runtime, the screensaver was suspended. It was useful
> > > for applications like mplayer or VLC which weren't able to talk to
> > > KDE screensaver.
> > >
> > > Under KDE4, I don't find this feature. Do you know if it's hidden
> > > somewhere ? Or if there is something to replace it ?
> >
> > I don't think it's possible yet.  However, read
> > http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php?mode=idea&i=43688#p63503 where
> > someone has proposed a script to do this, IIUIC.
> I'm trying to write my own script, since the proposed one seems to be
> incomplete (and to manage too much situations : for example, I'm not
> using a laptop).
> I've added it as a task executed every minute. The configuration file
> for the screensaver is modified as expected. But the modification isn't
> taken into account. I suppose I need to tell something to read again
> the configuration file. The question is : who is "something" ? ;)
> On the brainstorm page, the guy who proposed the script talks about
> krunner. But it seems strange. And I don't know how to restart it
> anyway (if it's possible !).
> I'm going to explore the web about it, but if you have an idea... ;-)

Krunner is what you get when you hit Alt-F2, or right-click on the desktop and 
choose Run.

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