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Instantly Activate a Screensaver

Posted On 2007-01-19 by FortyPoundHead
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Turn on a screensaver without having to wait by adding a shortcut to your desktop:

  • Click the Start button, and then click Search.
  • In the Search Companion window, click All file types.
  • In the file name box, type *.scr
  • In the Look in box, choose Local Hard Drives (C or the drive where you have system files stored on your computer.
  • Click Search.
  • You will see a list of screensavers in the results. Pick a screensaver you want. You can preview it by double-clicking it.
  • Right click on the file, choose Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut).
  • To activate the screensaver, double-click the icon on your desktop


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