Screensaver shortcut

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  1. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
       #1

    Screensaver shortcut


    Could you show me a simple way to create a shortcut for screensaver so i don`t have to search for it? Windows updates mess with the computer, change things hard to find.:)
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  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    This still works (until screen saver functionality is dropped anyway)

    Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    lx07 said:
    This still works (until screen saver functionality is dropped anyway)

    Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Windows 10 ?
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  4. Posts : 800
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1737
       #4

    @terrace

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Add Screen Saver entry to right click context menu.
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\Shell\Screen Saver Settings]
    "icon"="desk.cpl"
    "Position"=-
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\Shell\Screen Saver Settings\command]
    @="control desk.cpl,,1"
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  5. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #5

    Screen Save has an extension of .scr and normally installed in Program Files or Program Files (X86) so look for file with that extension. Once found, right click on it and hold the drag to where ever you want to create short cut, release the mouse->Create shortcut:
    Screensaver shortcut-2018-01-26_141640.jpg
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  6. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    topgundcp said:
    Screen Save has an extension of .scr and normally installed in Program Files or Program Files (X86) so look for file with that extension. Once found, right click on it and hold the drag to where ever you want to create short cut, release the mouse->Create shortcut:
    Screensaver shortcut-2018-01-26_141640.jpg
    Thank You, it looks simple enough but i can`t find it in program files and x86
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  7. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #7

    terrace said:
    Thank You, it looks simple enough but i can`t find it in program files and x86
    Try looking in:

    C:\Windows\System32\

    Also you could use the File Explorer Search box.
    Search for:

    *.scr
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  8. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    lehnerus2000 said:
    Try looking in:

    C:\Windows\System32\

    Also you could use the File Explorer Search box.
    Search for:

    *.scr
    I did this"
    Search Results

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.:)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screensaver shortcut-20180127_104002.jpg  
    Last edited by terrace; 26 Jan 2018 at 18:47. Reason: new
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  9. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #9

    Click on Start, type photoscreensaver.scr, right click on result, go to Send to►Desktop (create shortcut)
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  10. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Edwin said:
    Click on Start, type photoscreensaver.scr, right click on result, go to Send to►Desktop (create shortcut)
    Thanks i did that but it just opens screensaver to run. I need to be able to go to the settings in screensaver.
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