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'Green Screens' Campaign:
Microsoft Windows 98

Saving Energy while using a Screen Saver

Step 1 of 2: Set the Screen Saver Delay:
  1. Using the right mouse button, click an empty location on your desktop
  2. Choose "Properties" from the popup menu
  3. Click the "Screen Saver" tab
  4. Use the "Wait" control to set an appropriate delay

Screensaver Control Panel

Step 2 of 2: Set the Energy Saver Settings:
  1. Click the "Settings..." button of the Energy Saver box
  2. Set "Turn Off Monitor" to an appropriate delay, longer than the screensaver delay chosen above!
  3. If you want to put your entire computer to sleep, choose a time using the control labelled "System Standby"
    Note: when your computer is in standy mode, it uses very little power, and it is essentially turned off, i.e. it can't do anything.
  4. For extra savings, choose a time for the "Turn off hard disks" control
Screensaver Control Panel