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Windows 7: Screen Saver - Turn On or Off

26 Jan 2010   #20

Win 7 Ultimate x64

I just restored back to a couple of days ago and my icons are back to the way I had them, now let's see if the screensaver I initially posted about is fixed or not.

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26 Jan 2010   #21
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If I may, here is a way to run a video as screensaver. It is a little different than in Vista.

In Windows 7 you have to go via Windows Live Photo Gallery. If you do not have it yet on your system, download it from Windows Live Essentials

Then do the following steps:

Open Live Essentials Photo Gallery
Click on File
Click on > Screen Saver Settings (This will open the Screen Saver Settings)
Browse to your folder with the video and open it (OK)
In the Use this theme list box, select Album
Then do Save
Now run Preview and see whether it works

Remind you that the video format must be .wmv. If you have another format, convert it with Format factory
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28 Aug 2011   #22

Windows 7

hi shawn,there is a way that i can put scren saver on window 7starter??if yes how???plase reply thanks
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28 Aug 2011   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jo,

Yes. You could create a Screen Saver shortcut from the tutorial below to use to be able to change the Screen Saver settings in Windows 7 Starter as well.

Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create
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08 Nov 2011   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Screen Saver - Turn On or Off

Hi Brink

I have the following problem in Windows 7 Home P: one or the browser websites is delaying the screensaver setting I enter via the personalize settings, I put in
Ex: 2 min actually turns out to be about 20-30 min. There is no relation between input and actual value for the delay

The screensaver works but with a random delay
Can you give some suggestions or help

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08 Nov 2011   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ralph, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is the website running anything that may be preventing the computer from being idle?
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09 Nov 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ralph, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is the website running anything that may be preventing the computer from being idle?
thanks for yr suggestion

I will try to disable all sites to see which one is preventing the computer
from idling
I will post results later
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10 Nov 2011   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Brink,

The problem was a site with streaming audio/internet radio
When I stop or mute the audio the screensaver works like it should
The ob vious question.....
Is there no way to have audio and screensaver working?
Thanks for your help
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10 Nov 2011   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yep, it's preventing the computer from being idle, thus screen saver never turns on.

You might see if changing your advanced power plan settings for "When sharing media" as below may allow it to.

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off-power-options.jpg

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10 Nov 2011   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Th is procedure:

How to Change the Power Plan Settings in Windows 7

gives different screens -nothing about power plan settings- Every thing I tried
nothing works. I will upgrade to professional W7 and try agin
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