* You can see the filename for the last picture shown by hovering the mouse over the WakeUp icon in the
* You can open the last displayed picture (and/or the second last displayed picture)
with the default tool from the
* Press Ctrl key to skip to the next picture while the slide show is running.
If you want to see the filename longer, then hold down Ctrl and it (and the
desktop) will be shown until you release. You can also
use this if you
want to check your desktop and then continue with the slideshow.
* You can use WakeUp as just a slideshow if you like; Press the "test" button.
* Optional Clock display in the upper right corner.
* With the "CPU below %" option, you can
prevent the screen saver from starting if the cpu load is higher than a specified value.
This is used to prevent the screen saver from starting while you for example are
watching youtube videos. The cpu load is measured in 30 second intervals. To
see the cpu load for the last 30 seconds, hold the mouse over the percentage value:
To get this value right, have WakeUp running, watch a youtube video for over 30 seconds,
then focus WakeUp and hold the mouse over the percentage value. Adjust the
value accordingly but set it a couple
of percent lower to be on the safe side.
* Optionally you can halt the slideshow after a specified time. Normally you should
set this to the same time as for when the display is turned off in your power settings.
Because there is no point in loading new pictures when the screen isn't on, is there? ;-)
Or why not set the halt time to a couple of minutes before the screen is turned off -
This way you will get an indication off that the screen is about to get turned off
soon. You can use the halt time for one more thing; If you want to display one picture
only, then set the halt time to shorter than the "between pictures" time. You can
still switch pictures with the Ctrl key. (Note that the halt checkbox has to be checked
for the slideshow to halt at all. Also note that the time count is resetted if you press Crtl to load a new picture.)
* Possible to skip pictures smaller than a specified height in pixels.
100% means that the picture will fill all of the screen vertically. If you have
a wide screen display and want to fill the whole screen both vertically and horizontally,
you will have to zoom in a bit, for example 120%.
wakeup.zip V1.3.1 (~50 kB)
(NET 2.0 is required.
Included by default in Windows 7 and Vista.)
Turn off Windows' screen saver or you will end up with two screen savers.
Unzip wakeup.zip and put the wakeup folder where you want it.
Launch WakeUp.exe and change the settings to your liking. If you want the program
to load at system startup (and you probably want that), then check the "Launch
at system startup" checkbox.
Note: Closing the window will terminate the program, so click on "Hide and Start"
Amiga WakeUp II - Multi file module based screen blanker from which my "Selector" originated.
Windows WakeUp V1.0. - Has not much to do with the old amiga versions,
except for the name and programmer. ;-)
V1.1. - Added the option to skip pictures smaller than
a specified height in pixels.
V1.2. - Made it possible to set the "between pictures"
time as low as 500 ms (previously 10 s). Added the options to turn off the
fading and the showing of filenames in between pictures. Added a
picture transparency control. Now also showing the last filename when showing filenames
in between pictures.
V1.2.1 - Bugfix for the
halt time. Also made it possible to set the "between pictures"
time as low as 100 ms. Works with a fast computer and small pictures. But please
note that the halt time is calculated from the number of pictures shown, so if you
set WakeUp to display a picture every 100 ms and your computer isn't fast enough
to do it, then the halt time will be longer than expected.
V1.2.2 - Adjusted window start position.
V1.3 - Added the "CPU below" option to prevent the screen saver
from starting when for example watching videos.
V1.3.1 - Small bugfix.
Top three things I don't like about Vista's built in slideshow
It's way too fast on changing pictures. With the slowest setting, it changes picture
every 7 seconds. That is really mostly a distraction when for example watching TV.
It uses a 1280x768 resolution on my 1680x1050 display = monitor rescaling =
Slow on waking up when moving the mouse.