FRSWiggle artificially keeps the Windows screensaver from starting. When you close FRSWiggle, the previous screensaver and power-savings settings are restored.

Why Did We Create FRSWiggle?

FRSWiggle can be used when you have to spend a lot of time monitoring a software application on your computer screen, but you don't want to or need to interact with the screen. If that monitoring goes on longer than the Windows screensaver is set to, then it may start, which may be annoying.

Key Features

  • Temporarily disables the Windows screensaver.
  • Temporarily disables the display or computer's "sleep" mode.
  • Use when doing presentations without computer interaction for a long time.
  • Use when running batch files that can take a long time to run, but you still want to see what the batch file is doing.

FRSWiggle In Action

The application does not have any settings. It just indicates that, for as long as it is running, the Windows screensaver will not be started. It also reports what your current screensaver setting is.

(screen capture taken on Windows 10)

There is nothing to do when you start FRSWiggle. The application will attempt to prevent the Windows screensaver from starting. It will also attempt to prevent your computer's display and the computer itself from going into "sleep" mode.

One scenario we have discovered is that when you want to use our FRSPCReboot™ or FRSPCShutdown™ applications in a batch file that takes a long time to run. If the screensaver starts while that batch file is running, and especially if the screensaver is set up to prompt for a password (which is highly recommended), Windows will not allow the computer to shut-down or reboot unless you first enter the password. You may think that the computer is going to be shut-down or be rebooted, when in actuality it doesn't. By starting FRSWiggle at the start of the batch file, you can prevent that from happening. Of course, please realize that while FRSWiggle is running, anyone can see or have access to your computer.

System Menu

(screen capture taken on Windows 10)

To keep the main window of FRSWiggle as small as possible, additional functionality is available via the application's system menu. This menu can be accessed by clicking on the application's icon in the very top, left corner of the window. When the menu displays, you will see the standard six Windows menu commands. All of the remaining menu commands are custom to FRSWiggle and offer you additional functionality to the application.

FRSWiggle Privacy Policy

It's Your Data!

FRSWiggle data and settings are stored in binary files on your computer. Our products never upload your data to our server nor any third-party server. Our products do not report your interaction with our products to our server nor any third-party server. An Internet connection is not required to use our products. Please note that individuals who have access to your physical computer could potentially have access to your copy of FRSWiggle and the data you store in it. Always protect your computer from outside access by setting a strong password on it.