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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
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Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10
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.






Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Screen Saver Settings Shortcut in Windows 10
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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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)

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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