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Windows 7: Win7 x64 Screensaver Questions/Issues. No 'Stretching'?

30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Win7 x64 Screensaver Questions/Issues. No 'Stretching'?

Couple of questions for the experts here....
Windows XP's Screensaver [custom] had some very nice touches that do not seem to be replicable under Windows 7. If one had a photo selection, under XP that set could be used as a slideshow for screensaver, and the images would be cycled in a 'corner to corner' fashion [nice little touch], and the Images would all scale to the full dimensions of the screen. Under Windows 7 options, I can setup a personal slideshow... no problem there, but:
1. I do not see ANY options for how to display transitions from one slide to other.
2. The images do not scale to fit the screen. They display in some predetermined resolution & scale that I don't see any user-adjustable settings for
3. By Default, when using such a personalized Screensaver, I get a rolling banner across the bottom of the images, Displaying Date and Time. How do I shut that thing down?

All help gratefully received!

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30 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Use backgrounds not screensaver which is a dated concept.

You can make an impressive slideshow using the spectacular Windows 7 backgrounds - all 120 regional editions backgrounds can be downloaded off the web: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...free-download/

Rightclick the Desktop to Personalize.
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01 Dec 2010   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

To reassert my questions:
- Where is the control of that scrolling banner? I know where its not... its not in the Windows 7 Screensaver settings - its some other widget
- Don't care to use M'soft's pictures. We like our own photos.
- Is there a way to cause the slideshow images to scale up to full screen?
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02 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

You can use all your own photos if you want. In the "personalize" box where you select your photos, at the bottom where you see "Change picture every:", look to the left, you'll see a box marked "fill options". This is Windows asking you how you want your photos to fill the screen.
Don't know about your scrolling bar.
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31 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 x 64
 
 
screen saver and slideshow

after downloading and installing updates,(28/11/2011) on both my laptop and desktop comps.. my screen saver using my own pics. also my slide shows do not fill wide screen. (both have been working ok for over a year) Black margins at each side. i have tried various screen resolutions also used system restore, but still they don't work can anyone help? thanks
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31 Oct 2011   #6

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Have You?

Right click desktop select "personalize" click on desktop background. The lower left corner has some settings for that.

I was waaay late on getting this posted. Excuse me.
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31 Oct 2011   #7

windows 7 x 64
 
 

thanks for that hammerhead .. tried all settings but that does'nt work either..
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31 Oct 2011   #8

windows 7 x 64
 
 
screen saver and slideshow



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31 Oct 2011   #9

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Question

Have you got a NoActiveDesktop in your registry?

Path HKey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer

If so what value is it set to?
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01 Nov 2011   #10

windows 7 x 64
 
 

thanks for quick reply... problem solved by geeky guy i met!!! off now for holiday to the canary islands
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