Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10  

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    27 Sep 2018
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Create a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10


    A screen saver is a moving picture or pattern that displays on the screen(s) of your PC after you have not been active on the PC for specified period of time to wait. Screen savers were originally used to save older, monochromatic monitors from damage, but now they are mainly a way to personalize your PC or enhance its security by offering password protection.

    Screen Saver Settings allows you to turn on or off screen saver and password protection on resume in Windows.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Screen Saver Settings shortcut for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Download a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut

    EXAMPLE: Screen Saver Settings
    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Download a Date and Time Shortcut


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Screen_Saver_Settings_shortcut.zip

    Download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut


    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)


    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings_shortcut-1.png

    3. Type Screen Saver Settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings_shortcut-2.png

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Screen Saver Settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings_shortcut-3.png

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\desk.cpl

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings_shortcut-4.png

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10-screen_saver_settings_shortcut-5.png

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 12
    jamvaru
       #1

    worked, tyvm
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 65,261
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    jamvaru said:
    worked, tyvm
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 12
    jamvaru
       #3

    this seems better, shorter:
    Code:
    control desk.cpl,screensaver @Screensaver
    input into shortcut properties
      My Computer


 

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