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Windows 7: I liked the default photo screensaver settings for XP better.

09 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
I liked the default photo screensaver settings for XP better.

I'd really like to find some way to emulate the photo screen saver that I had on XP. The default one on windows 7 is a little embarrassing in it's simplicity. What can I do about it?

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09 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Tried the google photo system that came with a screen saver for photos, and another one too, the simplicity and quality of the XP one still eludes me. No one noticed this feature regressions from xp to 7?
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09 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64

It's been dumbed down a little but still does pretty much the same thing. What don't you like about it or what is missing for you?
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15 Jan 2013   #4

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. (Others on old laptops)

Apologies for bumping an old thread, but I found this while searching for existing queries, I agree with the OP's description, and there is no resolution here. My specific gripe is that on 7, there is no option to enable display of the file name with each photo. I really miss that feature. Is there an option somewhere to revert to the XP interface? A "classic" theme/style, perhaps? It's bad enough having to waste time restoring the settings you like, without finding out that they no longer exist.

While I'm on the subject of reverting to classic styles to correct dumbing down, is there any way to take Windows Explorer back to the old format for extra large photo folder icons? To me the oblique views are a waste of space that could be used to show more recognisable thumbnails, and more of them, as the older format did. I take a lot of photos with more or less subtly different subjects on virtually identical backgrounds, and in the oblique view, especially if the subject is a small bird, say, the background is about all that is identifiable, if that. Instead, there's a kind of faux nostalgia for the good old days when you just cut down another tree, woodchipped it, printed your photos on the pulp, and leafed through the display sleeves ham-fistedly, wishing they were better organised. Do people really need that kind of crutch to persuade themselves that the computer is not a frightening thing? If so, at least there should be an option for those who don't. Perhaps that rant should be the subject of another thread.
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