In this post, we will see how you can create a shortcut to launch your favorite screensaver in Windows 10/8/7. To launch your favorite screensaver in a click, you can create its shortcut on your desktop. To do this, you will have to first search for the screensaver in the System32 folder by typing *.scr in the search bar.
Create a shortcut to launch Screensaver
Once you have done that, right-click on your desktop. Select New > Shortcut. Copy-Paste the following into the location box:
This assumes that you want to create a shortcut for the Aurora.scr screensaver. Then click Next. In name enter Aurora, and click on Finish.
Give it an appropriate icon. Copy or Cut-Paste your new shortcut wherever you want.
Change screensaver state using FlipSS
To change any screen-savers state in a click, you can also try FlipSS. It is a utility which lets you, stop the screen saver, if it is running when the program switches the state to ‘off’, and manually start the screen saver. The Command-line options are:
This can prove to be useful if you are burning CDs or watching videos and don’t want the screen saver to start up suddenly.