JSI Tip 0005 - Activating a screensaver from an icon in WinNt.

Jerold Schulman

December 31, 1996

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See tip 302 before youbother with this hack.

1.Edit HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWindows
2. Select the Programs value and then choose String from the Editmenu.
3. Add the 'scr' extension to the string as follows: Programs:REG_SZ: exe com bat pif cmd scr
4. Choose OK, close the Registry editor, and log off.
5. Log back on and from Explorer, highlight the screen saver youwant and right click to define a shortcut.


The /S switch forces the screen saver to start immediately.Remove the /S to display a setup screen. You can notuse a screensaver that uses a password.

Never use anything other than the blank screen saver(scrnsave.scr) on a "Server" as it will steal neededcycles!

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