Do you use a screensaver?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PinoyAko, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2012
    I have a Macbook Pro 15inch Early 2011. I have the screensaver running after 20 minutes. Is this enough? Do we really need one?
  2. Semiopaque macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2008
    Outside of just having a cool looking screen saver up for fun, I don't see the need. I would sleep the display, though, after a certain amount of time (I'm set at 5 minutes).
  3. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2009
    I use BOINC screensaver (distributed computing), it is awesome.
  4. jchase2057 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2010
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    As above...Screensaver's were designed to protect CRT monitors from burn in and image retention...Now they are simply eye candy. I use the Itunes album art offering. Years ago we all used to gather round and install different ones from magazines etc. Now they are not required from a protection point of view .
  6. duervo macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2011
    You can still get burn-in on LCD's. I've seen it lots of times in data centers where a Windows or UNIX login screen is what's displayed 99.99% of the time. You can still see the shadow of those login prompts on the screen no matter what system the console is displaying. Looks pretty nasty.

    It just takes much, much longer for it to happen on an LCD than it happens on a CRT display. Most people end up getting a newer monitor before then.

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