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SubjectRe: Turning off automatic screen clanking


Herbert Pötzl wrote:

>>Why don't we borrow a trick from my old Atari 8-bit computer. Instead
>>of blanking, cycle the colors. Best of both worlds: You save your
>>monitor AND you get to see what's on the screen.
>
>
> hmm, ignoring the issue that modern monitors will not
> suffer the burnin, how would it help to cycle the colors?
> the only valid solution would be inverting the image on
> a regular basis, and I don't think that this would be
> appreciated ...
>


So, if there's no point to having screen-blanking, why is it in there to
begin with? To protect OLD monitors from burnin?

Is screen-blanking there just to make people feel better who think they
need screen-blanking? As I understand, it doesn't do any
power-management stuff anyhow.

What's the deal?


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