[Guide to AmigaDOS 3\Blanker]
Format: BLANKER [CX_PRIORITY <priority>] [CX_POPKEY <key>]
[CX_POPUP=<yes|no>) [SECONDS <timeout>]
[CYCLECOLORS <yes|no>] [ANIMATION <yes|no>]
Template: CX PRIORITY/N/K, CX POPKEY/K, CX POPUP/K,
SECONDS/N/K, CYCLECOLORS/K, ANIMATION/K
Purpose: To cause the monitor screen to go blank if no input
has been received within a specified period of time.
BLANKER is a Commodity Exchange program that causes the screen to go blank
if no mouse or keyboard input has been received in the specified number of
seconds. The SECONDS argument allows you to specify the number of seconds
that must pass. The acceptable range is from 1 to 9999. Default is 60
CX_POPKEY allows you to specify the hot key for the program. If more than
one key is specified, be sure to enclose the entire argument in double-
quotes (i.e., CX_POPKEY="Shift F1").
CX_POPUP=no will prevent the Blanker window from opening. (By default the
program window opens when the command is invoked.)
CX_PRIORITY sets the priority of Blanker in relation to all other Commodity
Exchange programs. All the Commodity Exchange programs are set to a default
priority of 0.
If CYCLECOLORS=yes is specified, Blanker will cycle through a series of
colors. If CYCLECOLORS=no is specified, Blanker will display the default
If ANIMATION=yes is specified, the screen will display a series of random
splines. If ANIMATION=no is specified, a blank screen will appear.
To exit Blanker when it has been started through the Shell, press Ctrl+C or
use the BREAK command.
1> BLANKER SECONDS=45
The Blanker window will open, and 45 will be displayed inside its text
gadget. If no mouse or keyboard input is received during a 45 second
interval, the screen will go blank.
1> BLANKER CX_POPUP=no
The Blanker program will start. If no input is received within 60 seconds
(the default), the screen will go blank. The Blanker window will not open.
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