Originally, screensavers were developed to save the screen, or monitor, from getting an image burned into it from having been left on for too long. So, programmers designed a simple program that would either give a blank screen, or a series of moving images, when ever the computer was not in use for a certain amount of time. This protected the monitor, and the computer itself could be programmed to go into a sleep mode and save electricity, all with the same application if needed.
Modern Screensavers Offer Entertainment As Well
It’s still important to not burn an image into your screen, just like it was years ago, but now all operating systems come with a few screen saving programs to get you by, but many people like to put entertaining photos, or moving images that are interesting to watch as well. You can have a slide show of your kids, pets, vacations, or even an aquarium with fish in it to keep you happy.
There are also programs that will advertise products that you might be interested in while you relax and take a break from your work. Many times promoters, or internet marketers, have received a commission in order to get people to install special advertising programs on other people’s computers. And as soon as you start work again, the program stops, and the original pages are there for you to begin working on your project.
You can also get real time valuable information on your screen at well. There are plenty of programs that will deliver stock quotes in real time, or weather reports, skiing conditions, fishing reports, or even web cams at the local intersection to keep you entertained, the possibilities are endless if you want information. If you’re interested in getting one of these, a simple Google search for what you want is all that is needed to have plenty of choices to choose from.