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how to launch a screen saver programmatically?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maurice, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    Hello:

    I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    program)

    is it possible and how?

    thanks
    Maurice
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello:
    >
    > I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    > program)
    >
    > is it possible and how?
    >
    > thanks
    > Maurice


    Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched directly via
    the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when launched without a
    parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter that bypasses the setup
    screen.
     
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23peQYF2lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    > news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    >> program)
    >>
    >> is it possible and how?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >> Maurice

    >
    > Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched directly via
    > the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when launched without a
    > parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter that bypasses the setup
    > screen.


    After asking a french newsgroup, it's very simple, just typing the name
    followed by /s,
    ex: scrnsave /s

    that's all
    cheers
    Maurice
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    news:uwWubi4lKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23peQYF2lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >> news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    >>> program)
    >>>
    >>> is it possible and how?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>> Maurice

    >>
    >> Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched directly
    >> via the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when launched without
    >> a parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter that bypasses the
    >> setup screen.

    >
    > After asking a french newsgroup, it's very simple, just typing the name
    > followed by /s,
    > ex: scrnsave /s
    >
    > that's all
    > cheers
    > Maurice


    Thanks - I learnt something new.
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Maurice wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23peQYF2lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >> news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    >>> program)
    >>>
    >>> is it possible and how?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>> Maurice

    >> Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched directly via
    >> the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when launched without a
    >> parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter that bypasses the setup
    >> screen.

    >
    > After asking a French newsgroup, it's very simple, just typing the name
    > followed by /s,
    > ex: scrnsave /s
    >
    > that's all
    > cheers
    > Maurice


    So you could create a shortcut, and edit the target to read, for example:

    Slide.scr /s

    - or -

    C:/Windows\System32\ssbezier.scr /s

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  6. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    news:eJN3eN5lKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Maurice wrote:
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23peQYF2lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >>> news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hello:
    >>>>
    >>>> I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    >>>> program)
    >>>>
    >>>> is it possible and how?
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks
    >>>> Maurice
    >>> Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched directly
    >>> via
    >>> the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when launched without a
    >>> parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter that bypasses the
    >>> setup
    >>> screen.

    >>
    >> After asking a French newsgroup, it's very simple, just typing the name
    >> followed by /s,
    >> ex: scrnsave /s
    >>
    >> that's all
    >> cheers
    >> Maurice

    >
    > So you could create a shortcut, and edit the target to read, for example:
    >
    > Slide.scr /s
    >
    > - or -
    >
    > C:/Windows\System32\ssbezier.scr /s
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)


    yes, and more, the author there has developped an exe file
    (http://www.bellamyjc.org/fr/divers.html#setscr), that run the current
    screen saver (choosen in Display properties), interesting no?


    Maurice
     
  7. GbH

    GbH Flightless Bird

    Maurice wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23peQYF2lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >> news:#oremg0lKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> I like to launch a screen saver programmatically (by batch file or C
    >>> program)
    >>>
    >>> is it possible and how?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>> Maurice

    >>
    >> Screen saver files have an .scr extension and can be launched
    >> directly via the Command Prompt. Most go into a setup screen when
    >> launched without a parameter. The challenge is to find the parameter
    >> that bypasses the setup screen.

    >
    > After asking a french newsgroup, it's very simple, just typing the
    > name followed by /s,
    > ex: scrnsave /s
    >
    > that's all
    > cheers
    > Maurice


    Fiendish these French!

    --
    --
    Geoff
    ExploitEd

    Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I do wish I could
    remember the darn question
     

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