How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the accou.

How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the accou.

Post by R3JlZzIwMD » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 04:35:03


Older versions of Office included a shortcut to activate the screen saver.
The "Flag key" + L locks the desktop and jumps out to the account selection
screen. I would like to stay in the active account and scure the session with
the screen saver. It would be the same as going into screen saver settings
windo and pressing Preview.
 
 
 

How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the accou.

Post by SWFuUm9 » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 05:17:02

Hi, Greg2001;

This is an operating system question, rather than an Office question. That
said, Windows Key + L does not log you out, at least on XP. Your session is
still running and any processes will continue behind the login screen. I'm
not sure what you mean by "scure the session with the screen saver." Unless
you have selected "On resume, display Welcome screen" or something similar, a
screen saver does not secure anything. Not sure it's universal, but I ran
into a problem with that screen saver option. If I had it selected, and
pressed Win+L because I did not want to leave the machine unlocked during the
interval before the screen saver kicked in, when I came back to the machine
it would be displaying an "out of memory" error. So I did a lot of fiddling
with virtual memory settings before I turned off the "On resume, display
Welcome screen" option. That fixed the "memory" problem. ;)

So this is my suggestion: Just use Win+L if you want to secure your session.
If you just want a shortcut to a screensaver, I did that once on Windows 95,
but have forgotten what I did. (I don't think it was a shortcut to the
screensaver (.scr) itself, atlhough that might work.)

Regards,
Ian.

 
 
 

How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the accou.

Post by Gary Smit » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 10:25:58


To create a shortcut which behaves the same way that the Screen Saver
shortcut from the Office Shortcut BAR did, locate OSA.EXE on your system
and create a shortcut to it. Then right-click on that shortcut, select
Properties, go to the Shortcut tab, and append "-s" (without the quotes)
to to end of the Target string. On my system, the result looks like this:

"D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OSA.EXE" -s

The resulting shortcut will invoke whatever screen saver is currently
designated.

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