Step 1 of 6 - Specify a filename and location

Once your project is created, you can compile your screensaver in order to be installed on the end-user computer. The file that will be created will be compatible with Windows screen savers (.SCR). When compiled, you'll be able to use it personally on your computer or to distribute it as is. No install procedure will be created.

1. Choose Project/Compile a Screen Saver File (F4) or click on the Compile SCR File button in the toolbar. A dialog box opens (see below). Keep in mind that you can click on the context help button () if you need get more information on a specific element of a dialog box.

 Specify the Screen Saver Filename and Location

1. In the Filename area (), specify the name of the file to create. You don't need to specify an extension here (.SCR by default).

2. In the Location area (), specify the folder where you want to create the file. If you want to redistribute this SCR file, specify your output folder. You must type a folder full pathname here. If you want to use this screensaver on your computer only, do not modify the proposed entry (see below).

3. If you check the "Place it in my personal Windows System folder" option (), it allows to specify the Windows® System folder as the destination location. In such a case, the screensaver will be visible in Windows® screensaver settings list (see What is a screensaver for more info).

 Change the default Windows Screen Saver

When you compile your screensaver, the application allows you to set it as the current Windows® screen saver.

4. If you check the "Set it as the Current Windows Screen Saver" option (), it allows to set the compiled screen saver as the current Windows® screen saver. The fields and are disabled because they're set by default when you choose to set your screensaver as Windows® default.

5. When done, click the Next button. If the specified file already exists, you'll be prompted to confirm the overwriting.

 

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