Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A program that is initiated after a display has remained unchanged for a definable period of time, usually a few minutes, to prevent a permanent pattern being physically burnt into the screen. In its simplest form the program merely blanks the screen, but screensavers have become something of a subculture and can range from complex moving abstract shapes to colorful animated stories with many variations. It is also possible to have a whole set of screensavers and have one chosen at random on each occasion.

Subjects: Computing.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.