Originally Posted by Heywould
I'm sorry if I missed it in this thread, but is there a way to prevent the 5100 from turning off after 20 or 30 min (forget which it is) I try to run the WOW pixel flipper at night but it wont run for very long. I do understand that the WOW disk uses a java program (not a video) for the pixel flipper.
I have a version of a flipper that I found on the net but the resolution (dot pitch) is much much better on the WOW disk than anything I could find elsewhere.
I've posted this a couple of times in a couple of threads, but this time I linked to the clearly described software. If you can hook up a PC, this will give you a free Pixel Flipper equivalent that will run as long as you want it to.
The problem with the Disney Pixel Flipper is the players. The newer ones like to turn off after a period of inactivity, which includes playing that Java app. For example, the Sony S5100 shuts off after 30 minutes or so. If you can connect a PC, there is Jscreenfix, but the normal version likes to blink 0:00 after 20 minutes in the bottom right corner, and I see no way to disable that behavior. OTOH, the screensaver version doesn't do that, and it's free to boot. But can you believe it, neither one of them hides the mouse while running! Fortunately, that can be fixed in various ways. The simplest is to move the cursor to the bottom left corner, but that still leaves the tip visible. To actually hide it, I use Autohotkey. If you have that program, search its Help file for "SystemCursor". You will find some sample script that binds a mouse visibility toggle to Win+C. It works perfectly. So, after installing Jscreenfix screensaver version
, adding the mouse toggler to my main Autohotkey
startup script, setting the screensaver timer to 1 minute when I want flip pixels, and using Win+C to hide the mouse, I have a free Pixel Flipper equivalent I can leave running overnight. When I don't want to use it, I use Win+C again to show the mouse, and I turn the screensaver back off.