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Random Screensaver 2.1.1 by SpringsTS Random Screensaver 2.1.1 by SpringsTS

Here is the 2nd version of my tool: Random Screensaver.

Random Screensaver breaks the Windows limitation to 1 selected screensaver at time.
Like the background slideshow in Windows 7, Random Screensaver allows you to set several screensavers at once, starting one of them when the computer is inactive.
Random Screensaver works as a screensaver. Select it as your screensaver and it will launch the screensavers you want!
Available in English and French, the language is automatically detected and applied.

Update v2.1 → v2.1.1:
:bulletgreen: Fixed a little bug on the context menu

Configuration needed:
:bulletblue: Windows XP*, Vista, 7, 8 (x86 or x64)
:bulletblue: .Net Framework 2.0 or higher, included in Vista and 7
:bulletblue: Internet Explorer may be needed to correctly show the FAQ
*XP users won't have language detection and graphics Up/Down buttons

Enjoy! :wave:


Français :

Voici la 2ème version de mon outil: Random Screensaver

Random Screensaver lève la limitation de Windows de 1 écran de veille à la fois.
Comme le diaporama photo de Windows 7, Random Screensaver vous permet de définir plusieurs écrans de veille à la fois, démarrant l'un d'entre eux lorsque l'ordinateur est inactif.
Random Screensaver fonctionne comme un écran de veille. Choisissez-le comme votre écran de veille et il lancera les écrans de veille de votre choix !
Disponible en français et anglais, la langue est automatiquement détectée et appliquée.

Mise à jour v2.1 → v2.1.1 :
:bulletgreen: Correction d'un petit bug sur le menu contextuel

Configuration nécessaire :
:bulletblue: Windows XP*, Vista, 7, 8 (x86 ou x64)
:bulletblue: .Net Framework 2.0 ou supérieur, inclus dans Vista et 7
:bulletblue: Internet Explorer peut être requis pour afficher la FAQ
*Les utilisateurs d'XP ne bénéficieront pas de la traduction automatique et des boutons Monter/Descendre graphiques.

Enjoy! :wave:
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iamdarkyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
How do we make it so that it changes to the next one after a bit?
SpringsTS Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Do you mean without exiting the current screensaver? It's not possible yet. I can still add the feature. Maybe in the next version :)
FlyBoy1918 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SpringsTS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thanks :)
FlyBoy1918 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
bluecheez5 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I've been looking for something like this for weeks!

Here are two thing's I've been trying to figure out:
1. Is there any way I could get more than 8 screensavers?
(I was trying to copy+paste your screensaver in the same folder with a different name. Then I would have each version have 7 unique screensavers + the other copied version of your random screensaver. I couldn't get it to work though, because updating the settings of one of the copied screensavers changes the settings of the other.)
2. Some of my screensavers have music, but I don't want the music to play when my computer falls asleep with itunes on. Is there a way I can get this to turn sound off when itunes is on, and turn sound on when itunes is off?

I would be forever in your debt if you come up with a solution!
SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
You're welcome, glad you like it ^^

1. When I created Random Screensaver, I was still starting to learn all features of Visual Studio. Now I know how to create a list which can contain up to hundreds, thousands lines! (You haven't 100 screensavers to show, are you? XD)
So yes, I will break the limitation in the next version.

2. I don't know. It's recommended to set this setting in the screensaver itself, but sometimes it's not possible. I will see if I can add an option to mute sound when Random Screensaver is active. But this will mute all sounds.

I will update this tool (there already is another option I want to fix), but currently I'm busy with another projects. ^^;
Once I update Ribbon Notepad and publish another thing, I will work on Random Screensaver :)
zorglubz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Awesomely perfect !
congratulations =)
SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thank you :aww:
ColibriGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Très bonne idée cette appli' ça me donne presque envie de remettre des écrans de veille =)
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