Windows 10: Screensaver shortcut

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  1.    26 Jan 2018 #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.    26 Jan 2018 #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.    26 Jan 2018 #3

    lx07 said: View Post
    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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    Windows 10 x64 17134.81
       26 Jan 2018 #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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       26 Jan 2018 #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:
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  6.    26 Jan 2018 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    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:
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    Thank You, it looks simple enough but i can`t find it in program files and x86
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       26 Jan 2018 #7

    terrace said: View Post
    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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  •    26 Jan 2018 #8

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Try looking in:

    C:\Windows\System32\

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

    *.scr
    I did this"
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    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.:)
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  •    26 Jan 2018 #9

    Click on Start, type photoscreensaver.scr, right click on result, go to Send to►Desktop (create shortcut)
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  •    26 Jan 2018 #10

    Edwin said: View Post
    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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