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Windows 7: Shortcut/Key to Disable Screensaver?

14 Dec 2015   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Shortcut/Key to Disable Screensaver?

With a desktop r-clik I select 'Personalize'. I then clik the Screensaver icon at bottom right of window and the Screen Saver settings dialogue appears. When I select the screensaver 'None' and clik 'Apply/OK' the Personalize window's Screensaver Icon gets a red circle with a slash and as a result the screensaver does not activate. I would like to do this with a shortcut or key and request instruction on how to accomplish this.

-thx


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14 Dec 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marc,

You might see if the context menu in the tutorial below to toggle screensaver on/off may work for you.

Screen Saver - Toggle On or Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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14 Dec 2015   #3
MourningStar

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

A shortcut or key method is preferred, but this will do - thx Shawn!
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14 Dec 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

You should be able to also create a shortcut of the .vbs file from that tutorial on your desktop, and assign a keyboard shortcut to it.

Keyboard Shortcut
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14 Dec 2015   #5
MourningStar

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

^
far out! I like to have/try all available/possible options and keep/discard as desired. I never even considered the context menu angle. It is definitely a great candidate and for many things is the 'go to' choice. -thx again Shawn!
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