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Windows 7: Begin screen saver when lock computer

13 Nov 2009   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You can change it to 0 but then it reverts back to 1, which is 60sec. The registry change is one sure thing and it worked but only once lol. Seems like w7 has someone watching and reverts things back to normal.

Thing is screensavers are for for all sessions not just locked screens. Perhaps a third party software can do what u want.


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13 Nov 2009   #12
anothertrad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
You can change it to 0 but then it reverts back to 1, which is 60sec. The registry change is one sure thing and it worked but only once lol. Seems like w7 has someone watching and reverts things back to normal.

Thing is screensavers are for for all sessions not just locked screens. Perhaps a third party software can do what u want.
what about the shortcut that I asked? anything? something like WINDOW KEY + <somekey>
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13 Nov 2009   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have u tried locating the .scr file and send to desktop (as to create schortcut)?

It's in C:Windows\System32 i think.

It works so do it lol
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13 Nov 2009   #14
anothertrad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Have u tried locating the .scr file and send to desktop (as to create schortcut)?

It's in C:Windows\System32 i think.

It works so do it lol
yeah. Good point.
And I can, if I mistake not, create a shortcut for that.
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13 Nov 2009   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I did it and it works for me, you gotton be damn unlucky if it doesn't for u. Friday 13 here, but not yet for u so hurry.


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13 Nov 2009   #16
anothertrad

Windows 7
 
 

Not work, because the screen saver starts. But do not lock the computer. Apparently is not the screen saver that locks the computer, but windows itself. As I suspected.
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13 Nov 2009   #17
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I didn't say clicking the screensaver would also lock your screen. If you want the shortcut to act as a lock screen and activate screensaver, then i think that's asking abit. I'm outta ideas though...and it's bedtime
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13 Nov 2009   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Simple solution is to create a standard short-cut to the .SCR file that you are using as a screen-saver (these are actually just .EXE files), and use the standard keyboard short-cut option to add a keyboard short-cut.

You can pin the shortcut to the desktop, the taskbar, or the start menu

By setting the security to ask for password on resume you then have a lock short-cut that starts the screen-saver

It's easier to do than to explain

Here's an example that uses the ribbons saver and Ctrl -Alt - L

Lock.zip


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13 Nov 2009   #19
anothertrad

Windows 7
 
 

found the soluction (a little bit ugly, but works) here How can I add a shortcut to launch a screensaver on the desktop?

in a .bat
Code:
::initiate screensaver of choice
"C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GPhotos.scr" /s

::lock the workstation
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

As I can see, you are a windows guru.
When I create a shortcut and when I try to set my shortcut KEY, when I press WINDOWS KEY + S the system automatically changes it to CTRL + SHIFT + S. There Is any way that I can create customs shortcuts key with using WINDOWS KEY? thanks.
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13 Nov 2009   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The standard short cuts are defaulted to the control + alt combinations and without using a 3rd party option I think that this is fixed
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