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How to Set up a Screensaver Countdown

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Setting up a Countdown

You can set up the countdown via the thin client's local Setup, or via the Universal Management Suite (UMS). It is recommended to use the UMS and store your settings in a profile; this allows you to apply your settings to a random number of thin clients in one go.

For more information about profiles, see the Profiles (Profiles, http://edocs.igel.com/index.htm#9589.htm) chapter in the UMS 5 manual.

Defining the Countdown's Behaviour

  1. In the Setup, go to User Interface > Screen Lock/Saver > Options.
  2. Activate Start automatically.
  3. In the Timeout field, set the idle timeout in minutes after which the countdown should start.
  4. Select the password to be used to unlock the screen:
  5. Set the Countdown duration in seconds. The range is from 1 to 60.

    Configuration example:

  6. Apply the settings to your thin clients or to your profile.

Defining the Countdown's Appearance

  1. In the Setup, go to User Interface > Screen Lock/Server > Options.
  2. If you want the current desktop as a background image during the countdown, select the visual effect:
  3. If you want a custom image as a background image during the countdown, enter a valid path and file name. Example: /images/. If the image is not already residing on your thin client, you can upload it using the UMS; see Uploading a Picture (Uploading a Picture, http://edocs.igel.com/index.htm#10200491.htm).

    Configuration example with custom image:

  4. Go to User Interface > Screen Lock/Server > Screensaver.
  5. Customize the countdown's appearance using the following parameters; these parameters define the appearance of both the screensaver's clock and the countdown. For further information, see the manual chapter Screensaver (for IGEL Linux v5) or Screensaver (for IGEL OS 10).

    This parameter is only relevant for IGEL Linux v5. With IGEL Linux version 10.03.500 or higher, the Image display mode is set to "Full-screen letterbox".

    Configuration example:

  6. Apply the settings to your thin clients or to your profile.

    Here is an example of the countdown with a custom image: