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screen save settings

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anybody know how to change the settings of a screen saver descretely? I dont wanna get into mousemoves and clicks, i just wanted to know of a way to change something like the windows marquee text of a screensaver. Any ideas?

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For the Windows XP Marquee screen saver, you have to change the right registry value:

;backup old text to clipboard just in case....
ClipPut(RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Marquee", "Text"))

;Set new text
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Marquee", "Text", "REG_SZ", "Your Text Goes Here!")

;test out the changes
Run("ssmarque.scr /S")

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Okay thanks, but now say i want to use 3d text and want it to be set for:

text = text

rotation type = see-saw

Solid color = true

custom color = red

can you tell me how i would make an autoit script that changed the registry to fit those settings? thanks

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I think this will work. If not, then customize the screensaver and run regedit to look at the settings.

$key = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Screensavers\Text3D"
RegWrite($key, "DisplayTime", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite($key, "DisplayString", "REG_SZ", "text")
RegWrite($key, "RotationStyle", "REG_DWORD", 2)
RegWrite($key, "SurfaceType", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite($key, "SurfaceColor", "REG_DWORD", 0x0000FF)

Edited by CyberSlug

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a question about screensaver settings, but not the settings for a specific screensaver.

I'm trying to change the Wait Time in the screensaver settings. I can easily do this in the registry (HKCU\Control Panel\desktop, ScreenSaveTimeOut), but I'm having trouble actually getting Windows to realize this change has come about.

I looked into another thread about refreshing the desktop wallpaper, thinking it would refresh the whole profile... but I was wrong (I found and tried this: "RunDll32.exe USER32.DLL,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters ,1 ,True", it did not work)

Any ideas?

*Edit: Spacing.

Edited by Saunders

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