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Windows 7: Manual Start Screensaver via Shortcut

09 Dec 2015   #1
MourningStar

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Manual Start Screensaver via Shortcut

I have created a shortcut from a 'xyz.scr' screensaver of my choice via select, r-clik create shortcut method. My issue is: when I select the screensaver shortcut and r-clik I get no options to pin to taskbar or pin to start menu and I want to. How can I pin the shortcut to the taskbar or the start menu?


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09 Dec 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Drag and drop ?
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09 Dec 2015   #3
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Drag and drop ?
works for you? no joy here. other ideas?
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09 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, I would never try to create a shortcut for a screensaver.

But thought it might work.
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09 Dec 2015   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

in my opinion their is no need for a screensaver for any modern monitor. i just set monitor to go off after so many minutes.
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09 Dec 2015   #6
MourningStar

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09 Dec 2015   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You could leave the shortcut on the desktop then create a desktop toolbar to access the shortcut. Not exactly what you wanted but it should work for you.
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09 Dec 2015   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Change the target of the shortcut to be something like
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe "path to scr file"
I'm not where I can test, but hopefully that type of shortcut can be pinned.
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09 Dec 2015   #9
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
I have created a shortcut from a 'xyz.scr' screensaver of my choice via select, r-clik create shortcut method. My issue is: when I select the screensaver shortcut and r-clik I get no options to pin to taskbar or pin to start menu and I want to. How can I pin the shortcut to the taskbar or the start menu?
How about this method? What strollin was talking about.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

You're just creating a toolbar but it works, I just tried it,

Manual Start Screensaver via Shortcut-untitled.png


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09 Dec 2015   #10
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Change the target of the shortcut to be something like
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe "path to scr file"
I'm not where I can test, but hopefully that type of shortcut can be pinned.
perfect Thank You!!!



(thx strollin/derekimo for the alternate solution)
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