Aurora Screen Saver - Customize Settings

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How to Customize the Vista Aurora Screen Saver Settings
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By default the Aurora screen saver has no options to set in the Screen Saver Settings window. However, you can customize the Aurora screen saver settings through the registry instead. This will show you how to.
How to Customize the Vista Aurora Screen Saver Settings

information   Information
By default the Aurora screen saver has no options to set in the Screen Saver Settings window. However, you can customize the Aurora screen saver settings through the registry instead. This will show you how to.
Note   Note
The default location of the Aurora screen saver file is at:
C:\Windows\System32\Aurora.scr.
Tip   Tip
You will just need to play with the settings and adjust the Value Data (step 8) until you get the desired affect from the selected DWORD Value Name (step 5).

EXAMPLE: Aurora Screen Saver
Aurora.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Restore the Default Aurora Settings

1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Restore_Default_Aurora.reg
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2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
4. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
5. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​



OPTION TWO
To Customize the Aurora Settings

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Screensavers\Aurora
Aurora_reg.jpg

5. In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)​
6. Type in a DWORD Value Name you want in the table below and press Enter.​

DWORD Value Name

Value Data

Description

Amplitude

500000000 to 2000000000

Higher value number for a slower slow motion affect.

Brightness

1000000000 to 1050000000

Higher value number for brighter affect.

NumLayers

1 to 15

Number of aurora layers.

Speed

1000000000 to 2100000000

Higher value number for faster cycling.
7. Right click on the DWORD Value Name (from step 6) and click on Modify.​
8. Dot Decimal, and type in the Value Data you want in the table above and click on OK. (See example screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to customize another available DWORD Value Name option.​
NOTE: You can add and customize one, a few, or all of the available options if you like (see table below step 6), but only add one instance of each DWORD Value Name in step 5 to prevent problems.​
10. Close Regedit when done.​
That's it,
Shawn


 

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