Screensaver for Microsoft® Windows® User Guide

Screensaver for Microsoft® Windows®
User Guide
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
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
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.
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