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Multiple screensavers/folders by Category

Postby Stamimail » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:42 pm

This is my problem:
http://www.eightforums.com/customizatio ... post202397

How can I launch the screensaver of the prefered folder ?
Thank you, Stamimail

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Re: Multiple screensavers/folders by Category

Postby gpb » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:28 pm

Hello,
I am sorry but I didn't understand exactly your requirements. Normally a screen saver is started by windows when the computer is idle. How do you think to set your preferred folder ?
Anyway here is what gPhotoShow Pro can offer you: gPhotoShow Pro installs an utility called ControlSS, it displays an icon in the system tray and allows you switch gPhotoShow Pro configuration on-the-fly. In this way you could prepare several gss files (gPhotoShow configuration files) and let ControllSS switch them automatically or you can choose them manually using its context menu.
Gianpaolo Bottin
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Re: Multiple screensavers/folders by Category

Postby Stamimail » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:15 pm

gpb wrote:Normally a screen saver is started by windows when the computer is idle. How do you think to set your preferred folder ?

Hi, I'm using currently a shortcut of PhotoScreensaver.scr on my desktop to run my preferred folder as a screensaver. The problwm is PhotoScreensaver.scr lets to configure only 1 folder...
gPhotoShow Pro doesn't seem to be my solution. I'm looking for a simple solution, as a simple script, instead of software running in background.
BTW, I found more 2 ways better than PhotoScreensaver.scr to watch a folder as a screensaver:
1. In toolbar of Windows Explorer when there is a photos folder there is a "Slide Show" button.
2. Windows Live Photo Gallery is the best folder screensaver/slideshow I've found.
As I said, My problem is to find a way to make it work by creating a script/shortcut to each folder.
Thank You.

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Re: Multiple screensavers/folders by Category

Postby gpb » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:29 pm

It seems you don't need a screen saver but a slideshow to start when you wish. In this case gPhotoShow Pro offers several ways to display slideshows, it can run a slideshow with a double click on the settings file or you can start it with a folder name on the command line to display the content of a specific folder. Another easy solution: simply right click on a folder and choose "Start slideshow with gPhotoShow".
It mostly depends on what you wish to do.
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