March 2nd, 2006

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windowsavers

At XDC this crazy idea popped into my head while someone was telling a story about monitor burn-in and how a screen-saver doesn't help if you happen to be sitting in front of the machine ~16 hours a day, and have a very defined layout of windows.

So the solution? per-window savers, these would pop up on unused windows after like 15-20 mins and blank the window if it hasn't been touched, compositing would make this quite easy :-)

Yes this idea is crazy so come on Zack when you going to implement it?

Granted I'll probably find out Vista already has this :-P