This is an instructable detailing how to create a keyboard shortcut so that you can quickly switch to screensaver at any time.

Step 1: Creating the Shortcut on the Desktop

Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by filetype. Look for the screensaver file type (.scr). Find the file scrnsave.scr (you can choose any of the screensavers, this is the black screen one).

Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut).
If you want to get the current screensaver, put the following into a batch file, then create your shortcut.<br> <br> @echo off<br> for /f &quot;tokens=3&quot; %%a in ('reg query &quot;HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop&quot; /v SCRNSAVE.EXE') do set scrnsave.exe=%%a<br> start %scrnsave.exe% /s<br> <br> <br> It should work, anyhow. That is what I do.<br>
that's cool, i only know basic batch so didn't try coding something for this use
<p>Good article. I love this feature. It makes me think about adding hotkey shortcuts for lots of my often used programs.</p><p>Here's an alternate method for hiding the icon.</p><p>I you have your Folder Options set to &quot;Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives,&quot; you can also change the Shortcut properties so that under General -&gt; Attributes, the &quot;Hidden&quot; box is checked. For me, this is preferable because if I want to find it again, I can just change my Folder Options to &quot;Show hidden files.&quot; The shortcut still works the same while it's hidden.</p>
<p>Really useful. </p>
i agree, i'm not very much help in batch as i only know very little, though can somebody please help? i will try my best to find out how for now
Thanks a lot, it is working. <br> <br>Now, I like to install a password which must be entered in order to undo the screen saver, for I have noticed that pressing any key will undo the screen saver; and my idea is to prevent anyone approaching me from seeing what's on my monitor screen by pressing any key or clicking with the mouse. <br> <br>
This is very interesting, thanks for sharing it.

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