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Screen saver timer

 
stinehelferw
Occasional Contributor

Screen saver timer

Is there a facility to implement a timer that displays on the DECW screen saver to allow a system admin to know how long a screen has been paused?

Alternatively, is there a system process that can be monitored on a given node?

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John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: Screen saver timer

I think it depends on your version of DECwindows and which window manager you're using. IIRC for some there's a specific image you run as the screen saver, and you can write your own to do whatever you like.

If you need further details, please post more information about your versions and architecture.
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stinehelferw
Occasional Contributor

Re: Screen saver timer

OpenVMS 8.3

Alternatively, writing a script to run on a single node of a small network to monitor the LOCKSREEN process.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Screen saver timer

You could use lexicals to find all processes having image dtscreen.exe, which is the screen saver/locker.

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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Screen saver timer

Here is an DCL example.

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stinehelferw
Occasional Contributor

Re: Screen saver timer

thank you.
i'll give this a whirl.