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Temporarily disabling screen dimming

Hello. I'm trying to create a Windows service (I guess that's the best solution) to allow the user to temporarily disable any screen power management dimming. You know, Windows Media Player (and probably most other standalone video playing software) is able to keep the screen active while a video plays, even if you have power management (and/or a screen saver) set to dim the screen after a few minutes.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I remember my old Macs had a simple system-wide setting called "Never-sleep corner", where if you moved your mouse pointer to a pre-selected corner of the screen, the screen would not dim or turn off. Anyone have any ideas on how to do something like that in Windows? BTW, I write in VB (but can follow C# OK), .NET 2.0. Thanks in advance.



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