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I often use my computer to play music when I am having visitors or when I am just not in front of the monitor
I often use my computer to play music when I am having visitors or when I am just not in front of the monitor. I wanted some way to still be able to see what song was playing. As my TV is connected to the computer I decided to make a screen saver that would do just this. (you don't need to even own a TV to use this script, but my TV is in my living room and my computer is not...)
KoverSS script creates an image based on the currently playing song in Amarok, then changes your screen saver to KSlideshow and tells it to display this particular image. It then restores your original screen saver settings.
The script has some basic settings configurable via kdialogs:
Party / safe - mode:
The script can be configured to lock the screen saver, you will need your password to return to the desktop. This is great if you are having a party and don't want everybody to use the computer for surfing or changing track every other minute.
I use display power management to turn off my monitor after a given period of time. This did not work well with my idea. Therefore I created an option to turn off DPMS, and turning it back on when the script is exited or Amarok is shut down.
KDE, not sure if it will work with anything else
What's New in This Release:
Works even if user has no screensaver set (Thanks to David Hugas Germ?)
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