Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Can Firefox deactivate screensaver while playing videos?
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Desktop Environments
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
VinzC
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 17 Apr 2004
Posts: 4974
Location: Dark side of the mood

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Can Firefox deactivate screensaver while playing videos? Reply with quote

Hi.

I've looked here and there about the topic and I guess that's being a very sensitive topic. I wonder if there's a way for Firefox users, who don't rung Gnome nor KDE, to actually deactivate xscreensaver while playing videos. I currently like mplayer/xscreensaver method though not optimal, i.e. run a custom command during playback to delay screen saving for a couple more clicks. Can that be done with Firefox, too?

Aside: [how] does Wayland account for that issue?
_________________
Gentoo addict: tomorrow I quit, I promise!... Just one more emerge...
1739!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
eccerr0r
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 01 Jul 2004
Posts: 7051
Location: almost Mile High in the USA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if there's some permissions issues for extensions running code outside of Firefox, but it would be best if there was an extension that could send the command to disable the screensaver...

Why would Wayland be any different than X11? That is, unless they decided to add screen saver inhibit intrinsically into the protocol...? I've never looked into Wayland so no idea it can/can't do...
_________________
Intel Core i7 2700K@ 4.1GHz/HD3000 graphics/8GB DDR3/180GB SSD
What am I supposed watching?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
frostschutz
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 22 Feb 2005
Posts: 2968
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I move my mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the screen, and the screen won't lock. Upper left corner for 5 seconds and lock. Anywhere else, 5 minute timeout. A few second before the lock occurs, xeyes pop up, so if I'm idle because reading something on screen, I notice xeyes, click xeyes away and - no annoying password lock I didn't want.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7204432.html#7204432
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
VinzC
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 17 Apr 2004
Posts: 4974
Location: Dark side of the mood

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Not sure if there's some permissions issues for extensions running code outside of Firefox, but it would be best if there was an extension that could send the command to disable the screensaver...

I never had the reflex to search for any. Will give it a try. Not the best way however IMHO.

eccerr0r wrote:
Why would Wayland be any different than X11? That is, unless they decided to add screen saver inhibit intrinsically into the protocol...? I've never looked into Wayland so no idea it can/can't do...

I think I remember Wayland, to the contrary of Xorg, implements a full screensaver feature. Thing is I don't really know how it's implemented, never bothered to know TBH. After thinking a little of how to implement it so that
  • it is distribution agnostic
  • it is web-browser-agnostic
  • it is video player-agnostic
  • aso
best would be a kernel implementation. By some trick of some sorts applications could still delay screen saving using a would-have-to-be-simple API. I guess. And then the long, long support thread on Mozilla would no longer make sense. Because it makes not much sense to leave the entire implementation of screen saving delay in the application layer to me. There has to be a more uniform way to achieve it.

Just fancying maybe.

frostschutz wrote:
I move my mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the screen, and the screen won't lock. Upper left corner for 5 seconds and lock. Anywhere else, 5 minute timeout. A few second before the lock occurs, xeyes pop up, so if I'm idle because reading something on screen, I notice xeyes, click xeyes away and - no annoying password lock I didn't want.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7204432.html#7204432

Hmm looks pretty evolved I admit. However I know it'll bother me very quickly. I kind of achieved some sort of means close to what you described. Had to drop it as it turned out to be more annoying than helpful. Nice one though.
_________________
Gentoo addict: tomorrow I quit, I promise!... Just one more emerge...
1739!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Desktop Environments All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum