Screensaver (windows)

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I think i have a screensaver for windows done that will make your presentations show up as a screensaver using a webkit browser environment. My question is what are the users most common computer resolutions? I know that they range a whole lot, but i wanted to see what are the common ones people use for the purpose of adding those in.

The Screensaver will use the presentation id thats under the gear where you change name and resolution. I didn't use the display id since you would have to make a display for each computer and its a screensaver so no need to make that many displays.

I had to re-learn c# all over again to get this done and my coding is very rusty when it comes to microsoft, but i think i have something and from the looks of it working really well. Better than i thought anyway.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)
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Neal

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Fantastic!

I know that I most commonly see resolutions of 1920x1080 when looking at different users' Presentations.

And to you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Hi William, what did you use to make your screensaver work? I work in a community college library and I would like to display in our study rooms until someone needs to use them. I think the screensaver idea would work better for me then making the displays.

Thanks
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Email me at support@scottsdigitalsignage.com. I can give you the following links and setup. :)
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I see that there is a way to make RISE itself a screensaver on Windows... However, is there a way to run a screensaver alongside RISE Vision?

I've installed the Google Picasa program on the windows machine I'm using, but it doesn't seem to want to work. Actually every time I apply the screensaver and leave the settings it removes the screen saver from the profile I've set in Windows 8.1... I can preview the screensaver and it works, but I cannot get the screen saver to stick.
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I fixed the automatically removing the screensaver from the profile problem, but the screen saver still doesn't appear to pop up on the desktop alongside the Rise Player from Chrome...

I had asked previously if anyone has had any success with running Google Chrome plugins or extensions with Rise Player to achieve a screensaver or any other add on to the Rise experience itself.
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Thats because i think rise has it in coded in there players to keep the screen alive. The alive part will not activate a screensaver even if its enabled. It also keeps the computer from going to sleep as well. I do that with my android apps. I keep the screen alive which in terms disables sleep or anything from going on top of the player. Rise might need to confirm that but that might be why its not working for you. 
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Interesting, I didn't know that Chrome had that functionality or permission on the Windows system... I know in the setup they recommend disabling screen savers and sleep settings.

What would you recommend for using a screensaver?

Is there a way to implement an HTML screensaver built into the code on the RISE Presentation...?
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Send me an email at support@scottsdigitalsignage.com I have a screensaver thats built to use rise presentations. It doesn't support video but if your doing images it will work. I don't know if it will activate on top of rise app but its worth a shot. 


Also from the looks of it they do. Here is the permission.
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/power

On the url below. The manifest of the player has power in it. My thinking is that the app player has it set to keep the screen alive. 

https://github.com/Rise-Vision/player-chromeapp/blob/master/manifest.json 
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Snap. You're right...

I wish they would get permission to reboot the system instead of having to manually program a windows task every day to control the boot schedule and rebooting the player to prevent issues and memory leaks... 

I wonder if another Chrome extension could overwrite that priority... I'll do some testing on my end. I'm currently investing developing an HTML/Javascript based timer that launches a web gallery feeding a Picasa slideshow as a backup plan...