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Windows 7: Screensaver shortcut / hot key

19 May 2013   #1
ewilcox523

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Screensaver shortcut / hot key

Hello everyone,

(NOTE: Please go to - Start > Computer > Local Disk > Windows > System32 - for the file "scrnsave.scr")

I got a shortcut of "scrnsave.scr" to be created on the desktop from the folder "System32". I've even assigned it a shortcut key combination.

However, it automatically switches the screensaver I set to a blank screen. What I had set and I want, is just one photo to be displayed constantly on the screen.

How do I solve this problem?

Regards,

Etienne.

EDIT: I discovered that this file's description is "Blank Screen Saver". I cannot right-click and configure the file to display what I'd like. Right-clicking on "scrnsave.scr" and then "install" and changing it to "Photos" works, but it gets switched back upon closing the box. Could it be that there is another file somewhere else or can I do something to change its properties?


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19 May 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Etienne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you should be able to create a shortcut to the Photo screensaver with the PhotoScreensaver.scr file instead for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 May 2013   #3
ewilcox523

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Etienne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you should be able to create a shortcut to the Photo screensaver with the PhotoScreensaver.scr file instead for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you very much Shawn! I appreciate your warm welcome and the immediate solution to my problem.

This thread didn't last long, but at least it's there as a reference point to anyone else with the same trouble.

Again, thank you!

Etienne. ^_^
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19 May 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
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