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Windows 7: Begin screen saver when lock computer

13 Nov 2009   #21

Windows 7

do you know where I can find these 3rd party tweaks for windows (please, don't say google)

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13 Nov 2009   #22

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

A quick google found me this

KeyTweak Homepage

It states windows 7 compatibility and looks fairly extensive in its useability
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13 Nov 2009   #23

Windows 7

great stuff
If I remember, in Windows XP, Microsoft released an officla tweak application "Tweak UI". There is such application for Se7en? Or there is only third party applications for that?
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13 Nov 2009   #24

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

I remember tweakUI well but microsoft officially retired the application with the release of vista - although some people have said that some of the functions still work with Vista and Windows 7 - have not tried this as to be honest a lot of the additions from TweakUI are built into the newer systems.

There are a number of windows 7 3rd party applications like tweakUI but I would personally try to use the built-in functions where possible - at least until I prove I can't do something
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14 Nov 2009   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Hows is issue going? solved?
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30 Apr 2014   #26

Windows 7 Professional x64

I know this is a real old thread. But it helped lead me to a solution for this issue and I noticed there is no real solution posted here:

Create a batch file (.bat) by opening the Notepad, and entering this:

C:\Windows\System32\[Your Screen Saver File Here] -s
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Save the document as ScreenSaverLock.bat (or something like that with .bat at the end)


Create a shortcut of the .bat file. Right click the shortcut and change the shortcut key to whatever like.

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