Manual Start Shortcut Key

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timh111
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Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by timh111 » 14 Nov 2021, 21:38

I haven't used ESSS in some time but have began using it again. I can not remember what the shortcut key(s) are to manually start the screensaver. If you know what they are or where I can find it in the start folder I would be grateful!

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by Maxim » 15 Nov 2021, 12:56

You can start the screensaver manually from Windows Start Menu:

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or from desktop shortcut. Both are created during the installation. Plus, you can assign a shortcut key to the desktop shortcut in the shortcut properties (right-click the shortcut and select [ Properties ] in the pop-up menu).

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by timh111 » 15 Nov 2021, 15:37

Thanks Maxim. I followed what you said and went into "Properties" and assigned "CTRL+ALT+Down(arrow)" as the shortcut but when I use the key combinations, a pop-up asks me if I want to allow the program to make changes to my computer!!?? It does it every time I try to manually start the screensaver.

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by Maxim » 15 Nov 2021, 15:45

This combination is used in Windows to rotate the screen. Please use Crtl+Alt+[LETTER], like

Crtl+Alt+B

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by timh111 » 15 Nov 2021, 16:54

Two weird things Maxim. I did what you said and changed it to CTRL+ALT+B and got the same pop-up. I then just tried just double clicking on the Desktop Icon and the pop-up happened with that as well!! I thinking I may have to remove and reinstall ESSS.

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by Maxim » 15 Nov 2021, 17:50

That's not how it is supposed to work. There must be no pop-ups when you start the screensaver.

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by timh111 » 15 Nov 2021, 17:56

If I let the screensaver "Auto-Start" (after 10 minutes) I don't get the pop-up. It only happens when I try to MANUALLY start the screensaver.

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Re: Manual Start Shortcut Key

Post by Maxim » 15 Nov 2021, 18:02

This has something to do with the Windows, not with the screensaver. Try creating a new shortcut yourself.

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