How to create icon to start the screensaver on Windows 7?
You can let a screensaver of your choice run on your Windows 7-based PC’s monitor when it is idle. Rather than having to stare at a blank screen, a screensaver –animated or not – adds a visual element to the monitor, even when you are absent from your workstation. A screensaver typically starts when a PC is inactive for a few minutes. You can set this time and change the default timing to increase or decrease the start up time for the screensaver. However, you can also create an icon to enable you to start the screensaver as and when you may want. This can help you to immediately run one rather than having to wait for it to automatically start. If you haven’t yet created an icon, refer to the below mentioned points to get started.
The easy step solution to the above issue is as:
1. Open ‘My Computer’ and then type ‘Windows\System32’ in the Location bar.
2. Press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
3. To create a new folder, right-click on the window and point to ‘New’ option and then select ‘Folder’.
4. Type ‘.scr’ in the search field and then press ‘Enter’.
5. Scroll down and right-click on ‘scrnsave.scr.mui’ file and select ‘Copy’ from the drop down menu.
6. Go to the ‘Windows\System32’ location once again.
7. Double-click on ‘New Folder’ and right-click on the window and the select ‘Paste’.
8. In the ‘Destination Folder Access Denied’ window, click on ‘Continue’.
9. Close the window.
10. Right-click on the desktop and point to ‘New’ and then select ‘Shortcut’ from the menu.
11. Under ‘Type the location of the item’, type ‘%systemroot%\system32\Bubbles.scr /s’ in the location bar.
12. Click ‘Next’ and then click on ‘Finish’.
Keep the above mentioned solution points handy so that you are able to create more icons to start the different screensavers available on your Windows 7-based PC. For you to enjoy a quick recap of the above mentioned steps here is a short solution video that you can check out.
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