Screensaver for Microsoft® Windows® User Guide Introduction Thank you for downloading one of our screen saver applications. We hope you enjoy our images! The TRIAL version of the application includes a limited number of photos with watermark overlays. If you wish to have the FULL set of images without watermarks, you can purchase an unlock key directly from our website. When the screen saver is activated, it begins on a random image and proceeds to play the full sequence to the end in a shuffled order, repeating the sequence forever until the user exits the screensaver. Each image remains displayed for approximately fifteen seconds, with a caption at the bottom showing location information. System Requirements This screen saver requires Microsoft® Windows® Version 8 or later. Earlier versions are not supported. Each slideshow image is optimized for displays up to 2560 pixels wide. User License If you have purchased an Unlock Key, it can be installed by the licensee on a maximum of two personal computers. Pressing the Install button signifies your acceptance of these terms. This license is non-exclusive and non-transferrable. Installing the Screensaver Recent versions of Windows® have further tightened security to make sure only “trusted” applications run on your computer. Since our screen savers do not yet qualify as “trusted” applications, you will receive several warnings about the installation. First, you’ll be prompted to specify whether you want to RUN or SAVE the screen saver installer. Choose SAVE to download the file to your Download folder. After the download completes, another prompt will appear. Select RUN to proceed with installation. You’ll receive one last warning similar to the one here, asking if you want to run an unrecognized application. Select RUN ANYWAY to proceed. The screen saver installer will now begin. From this initial window, Click Install to begin installation or press Preview to see the slideshow in action. Windows® security may then pop up a message asking if you want to allow this application from an unknown publisher to make changes to your system. Click Yes to proceed. If you’ve already purchased an Unlock Key, enter the Name and Key exactly as they appear on your confirmation email here. We recommend that you use the Copy and Paste commands for most reliable results. If you wish to install the TRIAL version only, press Skip to proceed with installation. A progress bar will appear showing installation progress. Your screen saver is now installed as the default in the Screen Saver Settings window. From here, you can modify the default settings as explained in the next section. Screen saver Options Once the screen saver has been installed on your Windows® system, you may adjust its behavior using the Screen Saver Options discussed below. To locate the screen saver on Windows® 10 systems: 1. Right-mouse click anywhere on the desktop 2. Select Personalize from the menu 3. Click on Lock Screen option 4. Click on Screen Saver Settings To find the screen saver on Windows® 8 systems: 1. Go to the Control Panel 2. Select Appearance and Personalization 3. Click on Change Screen Saver Select your screen saver from the list, and click on the Settings button to display the Screen Saver Options. The Screen Saver Options window includes three distinct tabs: Options, Screens, and Info. Most users expect a screen saver to wake up when they move or click the mouse, hit a key on their keyboard, touch their touchscreen, or sweep their touchpad. However, in some cases you may want to control the slideshow using the mouse, keyboard, or other inputs. The Options tab allows you such control. By default, the “Use cursors and on-screen controls” option is turned ON, which means that the screen saver remains active until deliberately awoken, with Playback Controls appearing on the slideshow whenever the mouse is moved. When the option is turned OFF, the screen saver will exit as soon as any input device is activated. These Playback Controls are explained in the next section. From the Options tab, you can program the behavior of the Spacebar key to cause the screen saver to either Exit or Pause the slideshow. Similarly, you can program the Enter/Return key to Exit or to display a chooser showing a menu of thumbnails. By default, the Spacebar will wake up the screen saver, and the Enter/Return key will pop up a chooser showing a menu of image thumbnails. The Mouse & Trackpad option lets you select the speed at which motion by an input device (i.e. mouse) will end the slideshow. Making large concentric circles or big side-to-side motions will cause the screen saver to awaken. Pressing the Uninstall button on the Options tab will cause a warning to appear, stating that standard Windows® system settings must be used to remove a screen savers. See the section on Uninstalling the Screen Saver below for further details. The Screens tab is used to select the display in a multi-monitor setup, adjust volume for music playback, or mute the sound altogether. Note that you can also mute sound from the Playback Controls described in the next section. The Info tab provides overview information about the settings, and includes an email link for questions and issues. Using Playback Controls When the “Use cursors and on-screen controls” option is turned ON in the Options tab, the following Playback Controls appear on screen whenever the mouse is moved. You can either click on an icon with the mouse or use the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard to move among items in the playback controls. You can also reposition Playback Controls on the display by clicking and dragging the bar. When clicked, Exit ends the slideshow, Mute toggles music playback ON/OFF, Rewind restarts the sequence from the beginning, Previous returns to the prior item, Pause/Play alternates between pausing and resuming the slideshow, Next skips to the next item in the sequence, and Thumbnails opens the photo chooser. The placement of each command in the Playback Controls bar are shown below. Registering Unlock Key The Trial version of this screen saver contains a small number of images with watermark overlays. To open all images and remove the watermarks, you must purchase an Unlock Key. The Key can be entered either at installation time, or later from any tab in the Screen Saver Options window. To register an Unlock Key at any time after installation, click on the small Lock icon at the bottom of any tab in the Screen Saver Options as shown below. Note that the Key is unique for each combination of user name and product title. Once you’ve successfully entered the Key, the appearance of the icon will be changed to an Unlock symbol as shown here. Uninstalling the Screensaver Follow these steps to uninstall the screen saver. Note that on Windows® sytems, our screen savers cannot be removed directly from Screen Saver Options. 1. From Windows® System Settings, select Add or remove programs 2. Locate and click on the screen saver in the application list 3. Click the Uninstall button to initiate de-installation This prompt will appear to confirm the program removal. Click Uninstall. This last window appears. Press any key to finish the de-installation.