Ogless

Using Ogless

Most screen savers only do the basics - run when the PC has been idle for a while and then stop when you press a key or move the mouse. Ogless offers many more options than that.

Firstly, it has very many, different effects that are run one after the other - completely automatically. Most effects are entirely unique - because there are so many variations the exact combination you see will never have been seen before. Secondly, the effects are played in different orders and using different colors greatly enhancing the variability of what you see.

What is more you can interact and change options without stopping the screen savers. By a number of single key presses you can change the way it runs:

KeyAction
F1Display information about the running Ogless screen saver effect and allows a range of configuration actions.
NStops the current saver effect and then starts the Next one. Ideal if you ever get bored with the current effect.
ZStops the current saver effect and restarts it, selecting new options. This is useful if you like the general effect but would like to see another variation on the same idea.
OtherPressing any other key or moving the mouse will close down the screen saver

When you press the F1 key a screen of information is displayed telling you the what is running; the effect type and a summary of its settings (colors, motion etc.). It offers a greater range of options that are selected with a single key press.

KeyAction
QQuits the screen saver - closing it down.
RResume the screen saver at the point you pressed F1. You can also press ESC (escape) key to resume the current saver.
SSave the current screen saver image to an image file. You can then resume the effect.
NStops the current saver effect and then starts the Next one. Ideal if you ever get bored with the current effect.
ZStops the current saver effect and restarts it, selecting new options.
WCloses the screen saver and go to our web site. Fires up a web browser to get at the latest Ogless information.
HCloses the screen saver and then displays help information about using Ogless (such as this page).
OtherOther keys are ignored

Ogless setttings can only be changed it is not running. You can do this from the 'Ogless Screen Saver' items that are installed on your start menu. You can also access the configuration from the desktop, this depends on the version of windows you are using. On Windows10 right click on the desktop and select 'Personalize' then on the screen select 'Lock Screen' on the list of items on the left, then at the bottom of the options on the right select the 'Screen saver settings' option. On earlier versions of Windows this was easier, on WindowsXP you can right click on the desktop and select 'Properties' from the list, a tabbed screen then appears, select the 'Screen Saver' tab. Make sure Ogless is the selected screen saver in the list and then use 'Settings' to configure it.

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