short cut to screensaver settings?

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  1. stevae

    stevae New Member

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    is there a way to create a shortcut to the screensaver settings screen?

    i have a fingerprint reader, and so i use my screensaver as a security measure when i leave my computer for a while, and don't want to close my email or other important personal apps. but i get tired of having to go through the motions of getting to the screensaver settings screen. having a quick shortcut, would help a lot.
     
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    ok bear with me :) , a nifty little hack I saw either here or another forum which i use is

    To setup a link to access all shortcuts in start menu :
    Right click the desktop , Mouse over:New, Click: Shortcut.
    In the location window paste C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    Click: Next
    Name it something like "All Tasks" or something similar.
    It will give you a shortcut to all the different settings you can make in windows 7

    now open that shortcut you've just created and scroll down to "personalization and turn screen saver on or off" and right click create shortcut ..........

    this will provide a shortcut on your desktop directly to your screensaver :cool:
     
  3. stevae

    stevae New Member

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    GREAT!!! that is an excellent suggestion, and works like a charm. thank you so much. i use object dock, which is a WONDERFUL application, because i don't allow any shortcuts on my desktop. but i just put the shortcut on the object dock, and it is so much more convenient. thanks again, i appreciate it.
     
  4. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Click "start" and type and enter "SA"

    And if that's not easy enough... create a SHORTCTUT and put this in

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1


    If this tip doesn't get repped from the little heart above.. then folks just don't know how difficult it is to come up with these solutions.
     
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    tblount New Member

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    Your tip was a good one too.. mr MAY I had that one in my first blog here. You have been doing your homework.
     
  6. AlanMintaka

    AlanMintaka New Member

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    I just got here via a Google search for creating this shortcut. It works beautifully in Windows 7 Home Premium. Thumbs up!

    Big Al Mintaka
     

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