So I've started working with an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro trough a elgato thunderbolt 2 dock. I've made the external monitor my primary monitor, and since it's ultrawide I rarely use the macbook's monitor, where I usually just have some chats open, or just the wallpaper. The problem is that I don't want to use the macbook in clamshell mode, because I need the extra screen space anyway at least a couple of time during a working session, and because the macbook needs to be connected to the charger. So my question is, or better are
- Is there a way to have a screensaver only on my macbook monitor, which is the secondary monitor. Or better
- Is there a way to turn off (not lower the brightness) the monitor automatically without putting the mac to sleep?
Third party softwares are ok.
These question didn't help me for the following reasons:
Dimming the backlight of the macbook monitor, while it helps with focusing on the primary monitor, doesn't mean the pixels get refreshed since the display itself it's still on. And the point of having a screensaver is just that, to refresh the pixels.
This is a moving wallpaper, not a screensaver, meaning that all the windows will sit on top of it. If I have several windows open on the MacBook monitor, it's possible that the wallpaper isn't even visible. A screensaver on the other hand will display over the windows and go away when the focus (keypress, mouse click etc) returns to the monitor showing all the windows underneath.
Kinda related to the first one, dimming the monitor doesn't do anything for the pixels.