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Manually Starting Screen Saver

#1
Hi,

Is there a command or utility that I can run to immediately invoke the
screen saver in Vista Ultimate? And how do I map a key combination to it?

Thanks
 

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M

Mike Brannigan

#2
"WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:CA3ACF91-9430-42CC-B4FE-1230D585925B@xxxxxx

> Hi,
>
> Is there a command or utility that I can run to immediately invoke the
> screen saver in Vista Ultimate? And how do I map a key combination to it?
>
> Thanks

Why bother?
Just pres Windows Key + L to lock the PC and the screen saver will cone on
at its timeout.
Is security your issue ? If so then Windows Key + L is the way forward.
--

Mike Brannigan
 

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#3
Thanks, Mike. Security is partly it and Windows+L will do that. Prolonging my
screen's life is another concern, and I guess I got used to invoking the OSA
screen saver executable that used to be part of MS Office. It's my
understanding that there's .scr file that can be invoked to start the screen
saver, I just don't know its name, which utility it runs with and how to
invoke it and assign a key combination to it.

Thanks

"Mike Brannigan" wrote:

> "WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:CA3ACF91-9430-42CC-B4FE-1230D585925B@xxxxxx

> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there a command or utility that I can run to immediately invoke the
> > screen saver in Vista Ultimate? And how do I map a key combination to it?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
> Why bother?
> Just pres Windows Key + L to lock the PC and the screen saver will cone on
> at its timeout.
> Is security your issue ? If so then Windows Key + L is the way forward.
> --
>
> Mike Brannigan
>
 

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R

Ronnie Vernon MVP

#4
WJB

All of the screen savers are locate din the C:\Windows\System32 folder. They
have the .scr file extension. Go there in Windows Explorer and double click
any of these files to start that screen saver and see which one you want to
use.

When you find it, right click that file and save as a shortcut to the
desktop. You can then place this shortcut wherever you wish, right click the
shortcut and give it a unique keyboard shortcut.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:18F51151-0483-4A40-A45C-6A2F9168568E@xxxxxx

> Thanks, Mike. Security is partly it and Windows+L will do that. Prolonging
> my
> screen's life is another concern, and I guess I got used to invoking the
> OSA
> screen saver executable that used to be part of MS Office. It's my
> understanding that there's .scr file that can be invoked to start the
> screen
> saver, I just don't know its name, which utility it runs with and how to
> invoke it and assign a key combination to it.
>
> Thanks
>
> "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
>

>> "WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:CA3ACF91-9430-42CC-B4FE-1230D585925B@xxxxxx

>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Is there a command or utility that I can run to immediately invoke the
>> > screen saver in Vista Ultimate? And how do I map a key combination to
>> > it?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>>
>>
>> Why bother?
>> Just pres Windows Key + L to lock the PC and the screen saver will cone
>> on
>> at its timeout.
>> Is security your issue ? If so then Windows Key + L is the way forward.
>> --
>>
>> Mike Brannigan
>>
 

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C

craigcu

#5
Hi Ronnie,
I've discovered this thread that is also relevant to me.
I've attempted to double-click any .scr file but the file association got
changed to
"AutoCAD script" and hence the file opens in a text editor.

How does one re-associate .scr file types to be screensavers?

--
Craig Cullum, AMTELCO


"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> WJB
>
> All of the screen savers are locate din the C:\Windows\System32 folder. They
> have the .scr file extension. Go there in Windows Explorer and double click
> any of these files to start that screen saver and see which one you want to
> use.
>
> When you find it, right click that file and save as a shortcut to the
> desktop. You can then place this shortcut wherever you wish, right click the
> shortcut and give it a unique keyboard shortcut.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:18F51151-0483-4A40-A45C-6A2F9168568E@xxxxxx

> > Thanks, Mike. Security is partly it and Windows+L will do that. Prolonging
> > my
> > screen's life is another concern, and I guess I got used to invoking the
> > OSA
> > screen saver executable that used to be part of MS Office. It's my
> > understanding that there's .scr file that can be invoked to start the
> > screen
> > saver, I just don't know its name, which utility it runs with and how to
> > invoke it and assign a key combination to it.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
> >

> >> "WJB" <WJB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:CA3ACF91-9430-42CC-B4FE-1230D585925B@xxxxxx
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > Is there a command or utility that I can run to immediately invoke the
> >> > screen saver in Vista Ultimate? And how do I map a key combination to
> >> > it?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >> Why bother?
> >> Just pres Windows Key + L to lock the PC and the screen saver will cone
> >> on
> >> at its timeout.
> >> Is security your issue ? If so then Windows Key + L is the way forward.
> >> --
> >>
> >> Mike Brannigan
> >>
>
 

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