Prevent XScreenSaver from blanking while Totem is running

This function was added to Totem in 2003-ish but subsequently removed at some point owing to a percieved "lack of maintenance" of XScreenSaver.

See below a simple plugin which will call xscreensaver-command -deactivate >&- 2>&- & once per minute while Totem is both playing and fullscreened. This effectively prevents XScreenSaver from blanking while a video is playing in fullscreen.

The code is very simple and could be easily adapted as a generic "watchdog" plugin for Totem to run an arbitrary command at arbitrary intervals under configurable conditions. I have tested it a bit but not a lot. Bug reports are welcomed.

To install, either drop the two files below in to ~/.local/share/totem/plugins/ to install the plugin for the current user, or in to /usr/lib/totem/plugins/ to install the plugin systemwide.
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[TXT]xscreensaver-placate.py2011-05-05 22:20 1.0K 
[   ]xscreensaver-placate.totem-plugin2011-05-05 22:21 312  

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