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Ribbons Screen Saver - Change Settings

How to Change the "Ribbons Screen Saver" Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
15 Jan 2009
Default Ribbons Screen Saver - Change Settings

How to Change the "Ribbons Screen Saver" Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
By default the Ribbons screen saver has no settings to set in the Screen Saver Settings window in Windows 7 and Windows 8. However, you can change the Ribbons screen saver settings through the registry instead. This will show you how to.

Note   Note
The default location of the Ribbons screen saver file is at C:\Windows\System32\Ribbons.scr.
Tip   Tip
You will just need to play with the settings below and adjust the Value Data (step 8) until you get the desired affect from the selected DWORD Name (step 5).

EXAMPLE: Ribbons Screen Saver
Name:  Ribbons.jpg
Views: 2855
Size:  14.2 KB

To Restore the Default Ribbons Settings
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.

2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the extracted the .reg file to merge it.

4. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK if prompted.

5. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

To Customize the Ribbons Settings
1. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter. (See screensshot below)

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Screensavers\Ribbons
Name:  Reg_Ribbons.jpg
Views: 1531
Size:  94.5 KB
4. In the right pane, right click or press and hold on an empty area, and click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)

5. Type in a DWORD Name from the table below that you want to change, and press Enter.
DWORD Name Value Data Description
Blur 0 or 1 For ribbon fade away. Set this value to 1 to enable, 0 to disable and let them draw on top of each other.
CameraFOV 1000000000 to 2000000000 Affects "field of view" on screen. Lower value zooms in, and higher value zooms out.
Numribbons 1 to 100 For more or less ribbons on screen. Higher value number for more ribbons.
RibbonWidth 1000000000 to 1080000000 For thinner or thicker ribbons. Higher value number for thicker ribbons.
SpanMultiMon 0 or 1 To span multiple monitors. 1 = Treats all monitors as one large monitor to play across. 0 = Plays separately on each monitor.
6. Double click/tap on the DWORD Name (from step 6) to modify it.

7. Dot Decimal, type in the Value Data you want in the table above, and click/tap on OK. (See example screenshot below)
Name:  Modify.jpg
Views: 1478
Size:  41.7 KB
8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to change another available DWORD Name option.
NOTE: You can add and customize one, a few, or all of the available options if you like (see table below step 5), but only add one instance of each DWORD Name in step 4 to prevent problems.

9. Close Regedit when done.
That's it,

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