Tutor for editing Windows XP Screen Saver Timeout Settings

January 22, 2013 at 05:20:35
Specs: Windows XP, 2 GB
Ashish Mhabadi
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Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedt32, and then click OK.
In the Registry Editor window, locate the following registry key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
In the right pane, double-click ScreenSaveTimeOut.
In the Edit String dialog box that appears, type the number of seconds after which you want the screen saver to start in the Value data box, and then click OK. For example, if you want the screen saver to start after 5 minutes, type 300.
Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.
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#1
January 22, 2013 at 07:46:45
Why not use the inbuilt Windows XP feature rather than messing in the registry?:

Right click desktop > Properties > Screen Saver tab. Set the wait time there.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 22, 2013 at 10:03:28
I agree with Derek above. Why do things the hard way? You are advising folks here that may not be familiar with the registry.

I see this is your first post here as a new member. I find this an odd thing for a first post ever.


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#3
January 22, 2013 at 12:18:11
Not withstanding that screen savers on LCD displays are nothing but eye candy and take up resources that could be better used elsewhere. They save nothing.

You need a monitor like mine that dims as soon as i stand up and goes off after thirty seconds. Then comes back on again as soon as I sit down. This is outside any software control and is controlled by the monitor itself.

Stuart


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#4
January 22, 2013 at 12:32:37
Re #3

Agreed, but some folk can't live without eye candy - often the most significant feature of new operating systems.

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