ScreenExtender for WordPerfect (ACCN, April 1993) improves the screen display, but it also takes control of some screen functions, e.g., the screen blanker
in the notebook's power saver becomes inoperative.
One of our readers wrote in recently to ask if I knew of any good screen blankers. (Unfortunately, I've misplaced the letter, so, with my apologies, he must remain anonymous.) Further, he wanted a screen blanker that was not memory resident.
The average screen blanker takes only a small amount of memory, so you can afford to use one without fear of running out of memory.
Wonder Plus (Bourbaki Systems), for example, includes a screen blanker as part of the overall DOS control package.
Screen blankers must be memory resident because of the way they work.
Screen blankers are small programs that sit in memory and wait for you to do nothing.
Screen blankers work by counting time between keyboard uses so you can see why they must be memory resident.
What follows are thumbnail sketches of a few of the screen blankers we have collected.
I searched the library for files concerning the 140OLT and found informational files and program files, including an on-screen clock, Halloween greetings, and a screen blanker
. Library 10, Products and Reviews, contained several product reviews of this laptop.