Suppressing the screen saver in a full screen game
marcus at jet.franken.de
Thu Apr 16 13:59:32 CDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:44:30AM -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> Ubuntu 9.04's new notification system is really nice and non obtrusive,
> however it can still get in the way if you need the entire screen.
> Accordingly, the notifications system has been designed to not draw
> notifications when a program such as a movie player is telling the
> operating system to suppress the screen saver.
> I propose we enable this functionality for Wine whenever we've switched to
> a full screen mode. I assume there's also a similar function for
> applications on Windows, so if we haven't done so already we should
> probably implement that and suppress the screen saver then as well.
I think the app is supposed to do this for instance via
dlls/user32/sysparams.c and the SPI_SETSCREENSAVERRUNNING SystemParameter
or hook into ddraw in some methods.
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