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Windows 7: Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create


Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Screen Saver Settings" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
20 Jan 2010
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How to Create a "Screen Saver Settings" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Screen Saver Settings shortcut for Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Screen Saver Settings
Name:  Screen_Saver_Settings.jpg
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OPTION ONE
To Download a "Screen Saver Settings" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Screen_Saver_Settings.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Screen Saver Settings shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Screen Saver Settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
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5. In Vista or Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Screen Saver Settings" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Right_Click.jpg
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2. Type the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
Name:  Step1.jpg
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3. Type Screen Saver Settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
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4. Right click on the new Screen Saver Settings shortcut on the Desktop, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Step4.jpg
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\themecpl.dll
Name:  Step5.jpg
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Step6.jpg
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9. In Vista or Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn




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03 Jun 2011   #1
ddferrari

Vista Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I've been searching online for HOURS to find a way to add a taskbar shortcut for my screensaver settings, as I'm constantly adjusting the "kick-in" time between 1 minute when I'm away and 15 minutes when I'm present. This worked beautifully and now I can get to this screen in one click vs. four (show desktop+right click+personalise+screensaver)!

For any Vista users out there- I'm using Vista Home Premium 32 bit and these instructions worked flawlessly. I guess even though Vista has gotten trashed, Windows 7 is basically an upgraded Vista, as all the command prompts were identical.

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03 Jun 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Ddeferrari, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
ddferrari

Vista Home premium 32 bit
 
 

!
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03 Jun 2011   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Another good one Shawn, keep them coming.
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14 Jul 2011   #5
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks for the tip
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