Monday, January 14, 2008

Windows Vista screensaver setting tips


By default, you cannot change Windows Vista screensaver setting.
However you can do that with registry editor.

Open your registry editor and go to.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Screensavers


All you need to do is to create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, give a name and assign a value.

Right click on the right column -> New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value


1. Bubbles
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: MaterialGlass, value: 1
1=glass effect 0=solid metallic
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: Radius, value: 42d12d00
change to smaller value to have smaller bubbles
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: ShowBubbles, value: 0
1=bubbles with desktop 0=bubbles with blank background
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: ShowShadows, value: 0
1= shadow for each bubble 0= no shadow

2. Mistify
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: NumLines, value: 1
low value (eg: 1)=less line (1), more value=more lines

3. Ribbons

Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: NumRibbons, value: 2
lower number=less ribbons, higher number =more ribbons
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it as: RibbonWidth, value: 3f1ec78a
lower value=narrower ribbon

To see the changes, just go screensaver setting screen and click preview.

1 comment:

saoirse1 said...

I have had the screensaver set to Photos in the Pictures folder Suddenly I see "an error is preventing this slideshow from playing". How can I troubleshoot this? Any suggestions appreciated.

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