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‘Caffeine’ For Linux Is a Handy App To Delay Screensaver/Suspend

Caffeine is a “status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the “sleep” power-saving mode.”

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The developer also words it another way: –

Caffeine is a tiny cup of coffee that sits idly in your system tray waiting for you to click it. Once you do, it instantly fills up with fresh coffee – keeping your computer awake!

It’s a strangely cute idea that is, surprisingly, actually really useful. I have many applications that, when full screen, aren’t able to stop the screensaver being initiated.

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 Which get’s annoying.

Watching YouTube videos also doesn’t inhibit the screensaver, either, so rather than having to manually disable your screensaver or turning your ‘minutes-until-suspend‘ settings up really high, just brew some coffee for your desktop!

You can install it using the official PPA. This ensures that you’re up-to-date with the latest features.

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