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Old 12-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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What is a Kindle screensaver?

Sorry I'm new to the Kindle world Is it just like a screen saver for a computer??
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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So far as I know it's purely ornamental, since the e-ink screen remains showing the last image it was instructed, kind of like an etch-a-sketch. An electrical signal directs the pixels (if that's the right term for them) to either display dark or not, then it uses little or no power. In fact I think you could tear the screen from the device and it would continue to show whatever image is on it, without power.

I may have gotten some details wrong, but point is it isn't a screensaver in the same sense as that term is usually used.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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Will the images "burn" into the screen, unlike LCD? If so, that's where a screensaver would be useful.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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As OtterBooks said, it has no power or screen saving purpose - but it is a full screen (600x800) image like a PC screensaver. It is an indication that the device is in low power mode.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
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So far as I know it's purely ornamental, since the e-ink screen remains showing the last image it was instructed, kind of like an etch-a-sketch. An electrical signal directs the pixels (if that's the right term for them) to either display dark or not, then it uses little or no power. In fact I think you could tear the screen from the device and it would continue to show whatever image is on it, without power.

I may have gotten some details wrong, but point is it isn't a screensaver in the same sense as that term is usually used.
I see on your rep that "OtterBooks has a complete set of Star Wars action figures." Are they the old ones from the 70s? I won a contest in 1979 where I got one each of every Star Wars toy available. My dad made me keep most of them in the packaging, and I eventually sold them.
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I see on your rep that "OtterBooks has a complete set of Star Wars action figures." Are they the old ones from the 70s? I won a contest in 1979 where I got one each of every Star Wars toy available. My dad made me keep most of them in the packaging, and I eventually sold them.
that's just kind of a funny here at the forums. the little comments are kind of like chinese fortune cookies and related to how much karma you have
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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that's just kind of a funny here at the forums. the little comments are kind of like chinese fortune cookies and related to how much karma you have
Oh, I thought it was something he put in there. D'oh!



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Oh, I thought it was something he put in there. D'oh!



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just dandy!
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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Will the images "burn" into the screen
No. Screen "burning" was an issue on early CRT displays, but it's not an issue with more modern technologies, including e-ink.

As others have said, the so-called screen saver on a Kindle has no screen-saving ability, nor does it save power. Its only purpose is to serve as a quick visual indication that the device is sleeping.

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Old 12-28-2010, 02:29 PM   #10
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I see on your rep that "OtterBooks has a complete set of Star Wars action figures."
Ha. I've never noticed that. Incidentally I do not, though I used to have an original Darth Vader still in the package from the late 70s. I lost it at some point.
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Darth isn't available at the moment but i did find Han Solo for sale.
Check it out if you are a collector.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Star-War...#ht_500wt_1156
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