SystemParametersInfo: Screen Save actions

Andriy Palamarchuk apa3a at
Fri Nov 16 13:54:36 CST 2001

--- Andreas Mohr <andi at> wrote:

> > I also said there could be exceptions... I agree
> temporarily disabling
> > the screen saver can be useful, so we probably
> want to allow at least
> > that. I'm not sure we want to allow messing with
> the timeout though.
> Yep, I think the same. Being able to control screen
> saver activity
> is pretty damn needed (for DVD/movie players etc.).

I removed affecting X settings because I did not see
reasons to keep them. You gave me more than enough.

> What is *not* needed is some stupid Windows program
> messing with my
> nicely configured timeouts :)

Would you mind about messing the settings temporarily
:-) I'm going to implement integration in such way
that the changes to settings from Wine will be only
temporary - while single X session.
If user wants to have it permanently he/she should
change X configuration.

> We should probably output a warning message
> informing the user that we won't
> modify the timeout, though.

There will be very many such messages. I would not
like to do that - useful Wine output can be lost.

> Hmm, again, could someone fix the horrible bug in
> This one leads to pretty stupid blanking in both
> movie players and,
> more importantly, InstallShield installers !!
> Andriy ?
> (or should I fix it ?)

I'm on my way :-) I think I'll finish until Monday.

Will be any suggestions about existing strategy of
integration with X settings?


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