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What do you have as your Desktop Background & Screen Saver?

  1. #1


    England
    Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    What do you have as your Desktop Background & Screen Saver?


    What do you have as your Desktop Background & Screen Saver?

    I personally have the default Windows 7 background on my main PC and the default Windows Server 2008 background on my Server running WHS Vail.

    My Screensaver is 'Sysinternal Bluescreen', or as most people call it when they first see it "Your PC's just got a BSoD mate, unlucky" followed swiftly by me pressing the escape key and them looking shocked.

    You can get the BSoD screensaver from BlueScreen if you're interested (put it in C:\Windows\System32\ and then try and change your screensaver).

    Can anyone top that?

    Oli

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  2. #2


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    Background is "Day of Our Thighs" channel 13
    Screen saver is "As the World Squirms" channel 3
    Did I top that?
    Probably not but it was fun trying.
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  3. #3


    Well I don't know about topping that, but I've got over 7000 pictures I use for backgrounds on slideshows of about 200 to 500 each so I don't use a screensaver.
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  4. #4


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Well I don't know about topping that, but I've got over 7000 pictures I use for backgrounds on slideshows of about 200 to 500 each so I don't use a screensaver.
    I am only an Amateur by comparison I only have about 1000 pictures that i use but for a change I am currently using the Microsoft Theme "Dogs in Winter" probably change it in a couple of days.
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  5. #5


    Macedonia
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (in future I hope Win8)


    I to have a big folder of pics, around 4 gigs in the PC + 2 dvds aside, was making slide shows till recently, but right now, I don't feel the need for 200-300 pics changing on every 5 minutes, right now,I keep this guy on my desktop, just in case some virus wants to mess with me, hehe:
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  6. #6


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    When I use the screensaver I have my pictures folder running as that has different folders so I never know whats going to be showing. My desktop picture can change depending on my mood, it might be something from my wallpaper folder or, like at present, one of the Windows themes, I'm using Canada at the moment in a slide show.
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    How to attach an image with the post (other thaqn uploading it in any image hosting site) ?

    I dont know what is my screensaver . It never goes to screensaver. Either it is too busy, or it is off .
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  8. #8


    England
    Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


    Quote Originally Posted by Arc View Post
    How to attach an image with the post (other thaqn uploading it in any image hosting site) ?

    I dont know what is my screensaver . It never goes to screensaver. Either it is too busy, or it is off .
    Just so you know, you can attach images by going Advanced and clicking the paper click.

    You may get the rather annoying new style upload screen which I don't like. You can change this in your account preferences if you don't like it .

    Oli
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  9. #9


    Thanks for the tip, Oli :grin:
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  10. #10


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,379
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I don't use a screensaver, I just have my monitor go off after 20 minutes of no use. A Guy
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