From: stormreaver
Written: 2009-04-20 07:26:24.797642
Subject: Unwanted KDE 4.x Screen Saver Activation Fixed?

A minor, yet major, usability problem I (and I'm sure many others) have been experiencing since KDE 4.0 is the unwanted activation of the screen saver while watching movies or other multimedia that doesn't require user interaction for long periods of time. I can't overemphasize how annoying it is to watch the plot unfold in a TV show or movie, only to have the screen saver kick in at the moment the villain is briefly foreshadowed.

After updating my Kubuntu 9.04 on Saturday, I noticed that my screen saver hadn't automatically kicked in even once the entire weekend. That is good, because I set the screen saver to not automatically kick in, and I set power management to do nothing when the system is idle. Until this weekend, KDE 4.2 seemed to ignore these preferences, and activate the screen saver after 10-15 minutes of idle time.

Here's hoping this endlessly irritating problem is finally fixed.
From: stormreaver
Written: 2009-05-02 21:36:16.8025
Nearly two weeks later, and the problem hasn't manifested again. It looks to me like the problem has been fixed.
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