Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 544902
screensaver does not shut off when playing full screen video
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:24:12 EST
Description of problem:
when playing a video, the gnome screensaver does not turn off. I have to either adjust the idle time far outwards or disable the screensaver to watch a movie uninterrupted. In F11 this was not a problem and watching a movie uninterrupted was ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set screen saver idle time to be less than length of video
2. watch a video in full screen - I use VLC
3. when idle time is reached, video goes out.
have to get up from my comfy couch and touch mouse or keyboard
I should be able to be a couch potato and not move. I'm lazy
It is the reponsibility of whatever app you use to tell the screensaver that it is not needed right now. The modern mechanism for doing so it use an 'inhibit'
using the org.gnome.SessionManager.Inhibit() method.
I recommend that you file a bug against your media player app, pointing them to http://www.gnome.org/~mccann/gnome-session/docs/gnome-session.html#org.gnome.SessionManager.Inhibit