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#55316 07/21/20 08:53 PM
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Downloaded AERIAL screensaver. Thanks, joemikeb.

Very cool. Options to display date, time, weather, etc. while screensaver is active on the monitor.

Bone to pick: With a gazillion video options for display - all over the planet, the ocean, and outer space - nary a single frame of any view in CANADA. Hmph.

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MG2009 #55333 07/22/20 05:08 PM
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sorry, did not understand that if have link please include.

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kevs #55337 07/22/20 06:12 PM
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Google: Aerial Apple TV screensaver

P.S. This app doesn't really address "kevs" sleep/display issue of the OP. However, the settings of the app allow for some customization of the display when active (e.g. darker or lighter, fading images, etc.) - if the monitor is left on overnight.

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kevs #55338 07/22/20 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: kevs
sorry, did not understand that if have link please include.

If you are referring to the Aerial screeen saver, it is a Github project available here.

By-the-way there is at least one of the videos is taken from a satellite overflight of part of Canada, but it is a 🌧very cloudy day πŸŒ§πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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joemikeb #55339 07/22/20 06:28 PM
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Okay. Still, it would have been nice to feature prominently some place in Canada (i.e. similar to New York, LA, San Fran and London). Just saying.

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MG2009 #55351 07/22/20 11:54 PM
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I can't argue, Canada is a beautiful country. Riding Via Canadia rail from coast to coast is on my bucket list. πŸ˜‰

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joemikeb #55352 07/23/20 12:07 AM
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Joe is this a simple app? There was one called sleep display, you just clicked on it and the display went to sleep. Was annihilated with 64 bit.

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joemikeb #55405 07/25/20 03:25 PM
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Re: Train Bucket List

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I know this thread is getting a bit off the "track" - See what I did there? - but VIA RAIL is hurting these days. Only partially operating for shorter "commuter" types of service. No coast-to-coast runs, as of July 22, but it would be a beauty of a trip if/when it returns. VIA has struggled for years to stay afloat and COVID-19 certainly is not helping.

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kevs #55428 07/26/20 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: kevs
Joe is this a simple app? There was one called sleep display, you just clicked on it and the display went to sleep. Was annihilated with 64 bit.

If Aerial is the app you are referring to, it is a screensaver and appeared in this thread as a crossover from another ongoing thread. Sorry for the confusion it caused.

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kevs #55430 07/26/20 04:22 PM
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Kevs:

The only reason I chimed in about AERIAL is that some folks intentionally leave their monitors on overnight - but with dimmer, nighttime settings available through such apps like Aerial.

I thought this might be a temporary option for you until you can figure out why your monitor wakes in the middle of the night. At least the display could be set to kick in with a darker mode until your fix is found.

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MG2009 #55436 07/26/20 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: MG2009
...but VIA RAIL is hurting these days. Only partially operating for shorter "commuter" types of service. No coast-to-coast runs, as of July 22, but it would be a beauty of a trip if/when it returns. VIA has struggled for years to stay afloat and COVID-19 certainly is not helping.

If we get any further off track I will have to move this to the Lounge πŸ˜‰ But, I am well aware of Via Rails' (and Amtrack's) problems and how, like so many other businesses, those are being compounded by Covid-19. The loss of Via Rail would be a sad for Canada and rail fans around the world including me. I just hope there is enough vision in Ottawa to assure Via's survival in the new normal whatever it is. (I can say the same about Amtrack and Washington.)


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joemikeb #55441 07/26/20 07:23 PM
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Thank if someone actually have a new app like Sleep Display please let me know!

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joemikeb #55460 07/28/20 07:50 AM
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I never paid much attention to screen savers. The default one would come on if I hadn't put the iMac to sleep.

However, I installed Aerial out of curiosity. Couldn't get it to work. It would install, but wouldn't preview and wouldn't stick when I closed the preference pane.

But, I did notice the iTunes screen saver. That's pretty neat! So, thanks for this thread. smile


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