PowerControl Screen Saver


License: Freeware
Downloads: 0
Op. System: Windows XP/2000/98/Me/NT
Last updated: 2009-07-25
File size: 970 KB
Publisher: Sergey Merzlikin
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Publisher description for PowerControl Screen Saver

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PowerControl Screen Saver 1.02 isn't capable to control monitor power in Windows XP SP2. But PowerControl Screen Saver 1.01 is still functional in this version of operating system. Most bugs of version 1.01, which were fixed in version 1.02, appear only in Windows 9X, this version works reliably in Windows XP. To download PowerControl Screen Saver 1.01 scroll down this window to download section. It is nesessary to uninstall PowerControl Screen Saver 1.02 before installing PowerControl Screen Saver 1.01. Probably I will not develop future versions of PowerControl Screen Saver because today's generation of monitors (both CRT and LCD) doesn't support Standby mode. Current video drivers both from ATI and NVidia also are not compatible with PowerControl. When I have installed for the first time on one of computers new Microsoft's operation system Windows 98, I was disappointed. Has appeared, that this novelty, unlike Windows 95, does not allow to turn the Computer Monitor to Standby mode when the user has engaged in other businesses for a while (subsequently has appeared, that all newer Windows versions suffer by the same lack). This function was actively used at office of company, in which I work, and it was necessary to search for a way to perform OS upgrade, not worsening its characteristics. Certainly, it was possible simply to take advantage of an opportunity of complete turning the Monitor Off provided by the new OS, having slightly increased timeout, and firstly it was happen to take exactly the same decision, but long "wake up" period of monitors and the reasonable anxiety for the CRT "health" has induced me to undertake a creating of this small program. So the PowerControl Screen Saver has appeared. Being installed as active Windows Screen Saver, it works invisible to the user, and during the work starts any other Screen Saver, chosen by the user. At the same time it undertakes a task of the monitor power management, turning it to the energy saving

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