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Old 04-Nov-2011
Post How To Set Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper

How To Set Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper

Steps To Follow :

If you want to make your computer’s desktop wallpaper a bit more interesting, but aren’t sure where to start, consider using one of your

favorite animated screen savers. In Windows 7, there is no menu option that lets you set a screen saver as a wallpaper, so it must be done

manually via the command prompt. This trick lets you run all of your applications, and still have control over your mouse while the screen saver


1.Determine the name of the screen saver you want to use. Click “Start,” then “Control Panel.” In the search box, enter “screen saver.” When

the results appear, click “Change Screen Saver.” Scroll through the list that appears to find the correct one, and write down the exact name.

2.Click the “Start” icon. In the search bar, type “cmd” and hit “Enter.” This opens the command prompt.
3.Enter the exact name of the desired screen saver in the command prompt box, followed by “/p65552.” For instance, if the screen saver is

named “waterfalls,” you must type “waterfalls.scr/p65552.” Hit “Enter” when you are finished.

4.Hit “Ctrl,” “Alt” and “Delete” together to open Task Manager, which allows you to regain control over your desktop. Click on the Task Manager

if your task bar at the bottom of the screen disappears.

5.Remove the screen saver from the desktop by pressing “Alt” and “F4 together

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