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Windows 7: Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?

10 Apr 2012   #1
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?

Does anyone know of a failsafe method of getting round the Windows 7 restrictions on pinning screensaver shortcuts to tthe taskbar?


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10 Apr 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I don't see a way of pinning it. Is a desktop shorcut no good ? even if you create keystrokes to engage.
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10 Apr 2012   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

You can put a shortcut to a screensaver on Desktop, though.
Open Windows Explorer and navigate to Windows folder. Type
"*.scr" (without quotes) into Search Box on the top right and wait
until search is complete. Then right-click a screen saver on the
list, click Send to and then click Desktop (create shortcut).
Just double-click the new shortcut on Desktop to start the
screensaver.
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10 Apr 2012   #4
HairyScot

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

Found a solution.

Created shortcut with Target set to
C:\Windows\explorer.exe "C:\Windows\System32\scrnsave.scr"

Was then able to pin shortcut to taskbar.
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10 Apr 2012   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

cool will try this myself when i get home
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10 Apr 2012   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i tried it but it does not start my screen saver this command here brings my screen saver settings up C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
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10 Apr 2012   #7
HairyScot

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

This works on my system.
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25 Oct 2012   #8
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Excellent, thanks! Sevenforums is great!
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20 Dec 2014   #9
pxfragonard

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i tried it but it does not start my screen saver this command here brings my screen saver settings up C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
That one worked for me too. Thanks!
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20 Dec 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All the screensaver icons are in system32, couldn`t you just make a copy of the icon, put it on the desktop, then pin it to the taskbar ?

But, what`s the point
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