> I watch a lot of videos on my laptop and Windows definitely disables > the screensaver when a video is on. Though I am not sure if it is for > any video or just for full screen as I generally watch full screen. > But Windows does not disable the screensaver for Flash videos in a > browser (which I think would also be a nice feature.) Of course we > don't necessarily want to copy Windows, but it is good to know that > another OS does it. > > Linux on the other hand does not seem to ever disable the > screensaver, > at least when I use my favorite video player, mplayer. This of course > probably has to do with the general nature of Linux being cobbled > together from various technologies which generally don't interact > well > together. VLC in linux actually does it in fullscreen. Though it doesn't seem to always work. François.