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Windows 7: Sceen Savers (Full Screen)

23 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
Sceen Savers (Full Screen)

I have a new monitor that is 21 inches and my screen savers do not fill the screen totally.
In Windows XP one had the ability to click "How big should photos be".....from smaller to larger scale was available to use. Also, one could select "Stretch all pictures". However I don't see these features in Windows 7.
Consequently as my screen savers pop up on the screen after 5 minutes they do not fill the screen totally, leaving large black borders on both sides.
I have looked everywhere to try to have my photos cover my whole monitor screen but to no avail.

Is there something I can do to correct this?
I have Windows 7 Home Edition.

Thank you

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23 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What size in pixels are the photos you are trying to use? Go to "settings" Have you go Classic selected? This will cause the borders you have. Change Classic to another theme, try Pan and Zoom
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23 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
What size in pixels are the photos you are trying to use? Go to "settings" Have you go Classic selected? This will cause the borders you have. Change Classic to another theme, try Pan and Zoom
I use a folder of about 600 photos. Each photo is in the 1000 kb range.
I don't see any settings for "Classic". Where would this setting be found? It is not in my "personalization" setup for screen savers.
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23 Feb 2011   #4

 
 

I think this is what Mitchell65 was referring to: Right-click on your Desktop, select Personalize, then Screen Savers. Once you've selected your Screen Saver, select Settings, and then when the Settings screen opens, down toward the bottom is a setting titled 'Theme.' Select: Pan and Zoom, (NOT Classic), and then press: Apply. This will enlarge all of your screen saver images and also pan them --- You can go back and adjust the speed of the panning and the order of the selection of your images, if you're using more than one at a time as screen savers.
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23 Feb 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Sue, that is, of course, exactly what I meant. Sorry Tegiro, I should have explained it better!
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23 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

People still use screen savers? As a suggestion, having the monitor go into powersave is better on your utility bill and for the monitor.

Anyway, what size(resolution) are the photos? Not data size...the pixel size as asked before.
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23 Feb 2011   #7

 
 

I think a lot of people (like me) still use screen savers not because we need them, but because we enjoy having images we like on our screen when we're not using our computers.
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23 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Interesting. When I'm not using my computer (home, work, or laptop), I'm not at my computer or at my desk to see such images.
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23 Feb 2011   #9

 
 

As mentioned above, the images you're using need to be the same or bigger resolution than that of your current system setting (e.g. If displaying 1280x720 then use images that are 1280x720 or bigger).
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23 Feb 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
People still use screen savers? As a suggestion, having the monitor go into powersave is better on your utility bill and for the monitor.

Anyway, what size(resolution) are the photos? Not data size...the pixel size as asked before.
The resolution really doesn't matter a lot as there is not much point in setting it to more that 72DPI if all you need the photos for are to show on your monitor. You can hardly see any difference between 72 and 300 DPI until you get into large format printing on artwork.
Resolution and pixel size are two entirely different things! What I asked for was the pixel size of the images!
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