What are Screensavers for?

@harxian (671)
Philippines
January 9, 2007 9:02pm CST
Do you ever wonder what's the purpose of putting a screensaver on your computer or do you ever put?is this just for display or theres importance in putting it.
3 responses
• United States
10 Jan 07
There is an importance to them. They keep the stuff on your desk top from embedding onto your screen. I found this out in a computer class. They say if you don't have a moniter that goes into sleep mode you need to have a screen saver. If you don't, the items on your desk top leave like an impression on your screen. They showed us one that didn't use a screen saver. They never shut off their moniters or didn't have the moniter that goes off on it own. It was strange. They put up a page and you could see the images from the desk top. So my advice is to shut of your moniter or use a screen saver
@harxian (671)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
and how would you react that screensavers can actually waste power,becuase they can prevent the computer from entering the lower power or sleep state, and they often cause the CPU to perform more calculations and keep the hardisk running for longer as you did not use it.
@ashmin (175)
• United States
10 Jan 07
In addition to what the person above me said I would like to note that screensavers prevent snoops as well as save energry that is burned producing the images on your screen.
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Screen savers definitly have a purpose. They are to prevent a still image from staying on your monitor so long that it "burns" itself into the screen. That means you can kind of see the burnt image no matter what else is on the screen. That is why screen savers move. Hope this helps, if not maybe someone else will give you a better description of how they work.