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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 8:10:45 PM

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Is there anyway to force the screen saver to execute other than waiting for
the timer to kick in?

The Lurker etc.

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Anonymous
May 18, 2004 9:51:34 AM

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| "The Lurker At The Threshold" <pjs696@yahoo.com.INVALID> wrote
| in message news:yeidnQsTh5vagTTd4p2dnA@comcast.com...
| Is there anyway to force the screen saver to execute other than
| waiting for the timer to kick in? The Lurker etc.

As "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" said, create a shortcut to your Screen
Saver. Keep in mind, though, that if you have chosen the option
to use a screen saver password (as described in the Windows XP
Professional Help and Support Center Full-text Search Matches
titled: To protect your files by using a screen saver password),
your workstation will not be locked with password protection
since you started the Screen Saver manually. This behavior is
described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article (even
though Windows XP is not listed as one of the products that the
article applies to, the behavior is the same.)

KB228160 - Screen Saver Is Not Password Protected If
Started Manually
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?Product=win20...;en-us;228160

If you need to lock your workstation create a shortcut as
explained in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article.
After locking your workstation with the shortcut the Screen Saver
will kick in according to your ScreenSaveTimeout value.

KB314969 - HOW TO: Create a Desktop Shortcut that Locks a
Windows Workstation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?Product=winxp...;en-us;314969
Anonymous
May 18, 2004 10:15:31 AM

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Hi,

Sure, create a shortcut to your favorite .scr file in the \windows\system32
folder on the desktop, then either double-click it or set a keystroke
shortcut for it (right-click/properties).

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org

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