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Windows 7: Can I Get Screen Saver to Fill The Screen?

03 Apr 2010   #11
Rambling One

Windows 7
 
 

Cornwall...my mother's family is from Callington!

Am using the Win 7 sample pictures.


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04 Apr 2010   #12
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambling One View Post
Cornwall...my mother's family is from Callington!

Am using the Win 7 sample pictures.
What are you getting? A black border to the sides? Or a thick black margin round all sides?
Don't know Callington that well it is a long way up the County but i used to visit it frequently when i had my small printing business. Had customers up there!
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04 Apr 2010   #13
Rambling One

Windows 7
 
 

Black space on both sides of picture. Screen full top to bottom.

Family name was Pearn.
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04 Apr 2010   #14
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambling One View Post
Black space on both sides of picture. Screen full top to bottom.

Family name was Pearn.
What you see is perfectly correct. I have just looked at the details of one of the sample pictures and it measures 1024 x 768 pixels. My screen resolution is 1680 x 1050 pixels. By doing the maths the ratio of the picture is 1.33 but the screen is 1.6. That's why you get the black borders. Therefore if you used a photo editor that gave you a distortion feature you could use what's called "unsquare pixel rendering" to make the picture fit the screen. This would make the picture look odd though, this is what makes people look either too fat or too thin. Alternatively if you cropped the top or bottom of the picture to a degree that gave it the same aspect ratio as the screen then it will fit the screen.
So if you want a screen saver with pictures to fit your screen edit some pictutres to give the aspect ration of your screen and choose them in the "Browse" part of the screen saver options
Hope that all makes sense and helps.
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04 Apr 2010   #15
Rambling One

Windows 7
 
 

You're help is much appreciated. Since things are right with the world I may ask the Mrs. to cook up a pasty tomorrow!
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05 Apr 2010   #16
mitchell65

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

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You're help is much appreciated. Since things are right with the world I may ask the Mrs. to cook up a pasty tomorrow!
Fine just make sure the crimping is the right way round. We'll have no "hen" pasties here, me 'ansome!
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05 Apr 2010   #17
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambling One View Post
You're help is much appreciated. Since things are right with the world I may ask the Mrs. to cook up a pasty tomorrow!
Had another thought on this. You can make a better choice (IMHO) screensaver using images like this. Go to the screensaver window where you chose "Photos" click the down arrow head and choose "Windows Live Photo Gallery" Then "Browse" to the picture folder of your choice. Then Apply and OK. Much better result. Even changes the chosen pictures to black and white sometimes. All pictures fit the frames provided so no black margins. Very Attractive screen saver.
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05 Apr 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

At Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Desktop Background, try a different Picture Position setting: Fill or Stretch should do it.


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05 Apr 2010   #19
Rambling One

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambling One View Post
You're help is much appreciated. Since things are right with the world I may ask the Mrs. to cook up a pasty tomorrow!
Had another thought on this. You can make a better choice (IMHO) screensaver using images like this. Go to the screensaver window where you chose "Photos" click the down arrow head and choose "Windows Live Photo Gallery" Then "Browse" to the picture folder of your choice. Then Apply and OK. Much better result. Even changes the chosen pictures to black and white sometimes. All pictures fit the frames provided so no black margins. Very Attractive screen saver.
Since I have no personal pictures loaded on this new laptop, it appears this option isn't open to me. I'm in Arizona at the moment and won't be home in Maryland for another month or so. I will look into this further when I get back there.

As for crimping a pasty I must admit ignorance on what a "hen" is. The men in the family were Pennsylsvania miners (first tin and then coal). I remember the pies being made so that there was a discardable "handle," to avoid any tin poisoning.

Thanks for the info. It was my pleasure!
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05 Apr 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just for the fun of it - you can also have a video as screensaver. Go to Windows Live Photo Gallery > File > Screensaver settings and make the settings as in the picture. The video must be in .wmv format and be in a folder.

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