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Windows 7: Set a screensaver as a wallpaper

10 Aug 2009   #1
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 
Set a screensaver as a wallpaper

While looking around i find an app that was make for windows 95 it worked on windows 7 also

What it does it that it runs your saversaved as wallpapers

link to app here

i have worked out if you go

task manager > processes > then close scrPaper.exe
that will close the box but leave the background running
(stop background to go processes then find (name of screensaver).scr

There is only one problem with this.. it hides all your desktop icons anyone have an idea how to fix this??


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10 Aug 2009   #2
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

just google dreamscene for windows 7 instead
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10 Aug 2009   #3
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

i dont want to install a program i can live with this its just im looking if there is a fix someone knows of.. also this only runs one file in the background
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10 Aug 2009   #4
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Your using the program thats availible for download? the page you linked to?

you don't have to use any apps, windows can do this without any downloading involved.
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10 Aug 2009   #5
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
Your using the program thats availible for download? the page you linked to?

you don't have to use any apps, windows can do this without any downloading involved.
only used the app to lauch the .scr file then closed the .exe so i only have the background running now
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10 Aug 2009   #6
system001

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 x86 / Windows Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistyx View Post
While looking around i find an app that was make for windows 95 it worked on windows 7 also

What it does it that it runs your saversaved as wallpapers

link to app here

i have worked out if you go

task manager > processes > then close scrPaper.exe
that will close the box but leave the background running
(stop background to go processes then find (name of screensaver).scr

There is only one problem with this.. it hides all your desktop icons anyone have an idea how to fix this??
yeah, just keep them hidden. i create a folder called desktop shortcuts, place shortcuts to my most used apps in it and place either on the taskbar, a dock, or as i currently have it in a winstep workself tab.

recycle bin, doc's, control panel, network, computer, ie8, firefox, and outlook shortcuts are on the nexus dock.

i keep the taskbar, shelf, and dock on auto hide so if i am doing nothing all i see is my wallpaper.


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10 Aug 2009   #7
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

just open a command prompt and paste in "mystify.scr /p65552" without the speach-marks.
you don't even need that app.
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10 Aug 2009   #8
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
just open a command prompt and paste in "mystify.scr /p65552" without the speach-marks.
you don't even need that app.
i also seen that way but i knew i will forget what to type.. i know the app is a little bit more but i find it alot easier lol

Either way they work both the same way
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10 Aug 2009   #9
johngalt

 

if you make a bat file shortcut with the command you won't have to remember what to type....

Code:
@echo off
mystify.scr /p65552
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10 Aug 2009   #10
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by system001 View Post
i keep the taskbar, shelf, and dock on auto hide so if i am doing nothing all i see is my wallpaper.
Iconoid will do that for you. 32 bit works fine. 64 bit works fine for hiding icons and task bar based on cursor position and idle timeout.
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