How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the ac

How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the ac

Post by R3JlZzIwMD » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:53:02


Thanks for the reply, it was informative. :o)
fyi: The shortcut I was refering was part of the older office suites. and it
had a shortcut part that could be installed. On the shortcut bar te screen
saver could be selected. That is why I posted on the Office group.
 
 
 

How to activate the screen saver without jumping out to the ac

Post by SWFuUm9 » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:03:02

Hi, Greg2001;
I see. The whole shortcut bar is no longer there in Office 2003. However,
according to a post in another forum, the shortcut to a .scr that I mentioned
should work:

"In Windows XP...
1. Open Windows Explorer and move the window around so you can see part of
the desktop around it.
2. Locate the Windows/system folder.
3. Find your screensaver file (it will have the .scr extension.)
4. Right click the file and drag it (using the right mouse button) onto the
desktop. From the menu that appears, choose Create Shortcut(s) Here.
5. Close Windows Explorer and return to your desktop. (you now have a
shortcut to the screensaver that you can start any time by clicking it)
6. Assign a keyboard shortcut to it by right clicking the shortcut and
choose Properties, Shortcut tab.
7. Click in the Shortcut key area and press the key combination you want to
assign to the screensaver.
8. Click Apply
9. Click Close to finish"

I don't intend to try this as I see no point in it. (Win+L does not log you
out or stop any processes you have going on. Once a week I start a full
system antivirus scan press Win+L, and leave the machine for an hour. The
scan will be finished when I get back.) But there above is a way to get your
screensaver shortcut, if you still want to do that.
Regards,
Ian.