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How to Disable Fedora's Screensaver From the Command Line

Today I found myself building a Fedora-based VM for running some tests that require chrome. I needed to be able to prevent the screensaver from starting, and after a bit of googling I figured out how to do it. Here’s the command you need to run:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0

I tested this on Fedora 19 but I guess it should work on any Gnome 3 distro…

Hope that helps!