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A thousand pardons if I am in the wrong forum. I run XP and have an old Dell. I have a LCD monitor and was wondering if I really need to have the screen saver running all the time. I know that originally screen savers were run so that there would be no etching of display on the screen of older monitors. But don't the new monitors work differently? Are they prone to the same or similar damage from a constant image? I am not having problems of any kind, usually turn off my monitor when not in use. Also, I believe the monitor turns off anyway after a specified amount of time. So, why do I need it? I just think it is a waste of resources to run screen saver.
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Hello ShowMe...

That's a good question. And one I haven't seen asked much.

You are correct that screensavers are designed to prevent image etching on cathode ray tube monitors. LCD monitors are not prone to image burns, so the screensaver is not necessary. Using the power saving feature to turn the monitor off when it's not being used is more than sufficient to both protect the monitor and save yourself some power consumption.

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Thank you for the fast and complete reply!
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