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Windows 7: Wallcovering-->screensaver?

11 Mar 2011   #1
markg2

Windows 7
 
 
Wallcovering-->screensaver?

On the personalization page I have several images that I've downloaded for use as wallpaper. On that same page is a cryptic MS remark as to how clever they are about making these 'themes' easily used between wallpaper and screen-saver.

That said, I am baffled (not seeing any clear instruction) how one then tells an image that it wants to be used as a screen saver?

Mark


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11 Mar 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Mark,

Are they perhaps referring to the ability to use the slideshow option to cycle through the various wallpapers?

Regards,
Golden


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11 Mar 2011   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You can do it like this pal


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11 Mar 2011   #4
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

No--look at the sentence at the top. It infers that clicking on an image somehow magically makes creating a screen-saver from same with ease. Plus, at the bottom right (opposite the image you marked) is an icon for screen-saver that again doesn't seem to be helpful--or maybe I've just got to dumb spot for this thing ;-)!

Mark
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11 Mar 2011   #5
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

Expanded, I cannot read the dialogue box from PooMan's direction but I tried that yesterday and here's how I got nowhere.

The 'named' images in the wall covering personalization page referred to earlier do not show up on the drop down window of SS names. There's an option that I think was some sort of Gallery and that didn't list my image names either. If there were a selection that simply linked to the images that appear as thumbnails on the wall covering personalization page all would be well (and intuitive).
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11 Mar 2011   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Is this the sentence, I highlighted in this screenshot, that you are referring to?


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11 Mar 2011   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal. Are you talking about the circled bit at the top of the below pic. (click on the image to view full screen)

If you are then all it says that you can adjust all of the mentioned options from one place. All the relative options are available at the bottom of the window (circled). I know what they say isn't very clear but I think this is what they are on about

*edit oops soz you posted some more stuff while I was replying


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11 Mar 2011   #8
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

To simplify--

From the Screen Saver Settings dialogue, Screen Saver tab... how do I find--load those images that I've saved from the internet as wallpaper (not screen saver) and use them (if possible) as a screen saver?

Mark

P.S.

1. Is there a functional difference between a downloaded screen saver vs wallpaper image that disallows the two images being interchanged for use?

2. If I knew what directory 7 uses to place screensavers in can I just find an image I like, stick it in that dir and then load it somehow?
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11 Mar 2011   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Take the wallpaper(from the internet) and name it and save it.
Go to you download section and look for that wallpaper. Then right click that image and "set as desktop background."
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11 Mar 2011   #10
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
You can do it like this pal
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
To simplify--

From the Screen Saver Settings dialogue, Screen Saver tab... how do I find--load those images that I've saved from the internet as wallpaper (not screen saver) and use them (if possible) as a screen saver?

Mark
Just like PooManUK posted above, just select them from the browse button, do you have them in a folder? That will make it easier.


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