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Author Topic: ControlSS - very nice free screensaver controller for yoursystem tray - BUT..  (Read 3293 times)

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EDIT: please make sure you read the caveat at the end of this post.



I've written before about the nice multi-monitor capable photo screensaver maker (both free and commercial) at gphotoshow.com.  Today i wanted to mention a great free utility they have that sits in your system tray and let's you easily control your screensavers.

Features:
  • You can Enable/Disable/Configure your default screen saver
  • Allows you to start/configure/choose every installed screen saver without opening windows display properties
  • Starts your default screen saver with a mouse click
  • Starts your default screen saver with a hot key
  • Starts a random screen saver with a hot key
  • Automatically disables the screen saver at startup
  • Automatically changes the default windows screen saver

It's an excellent little tool, works perfectly.




IMPORTANT:
I cannot recommend this unreservedly.  While downloading a new version to install and test, i see it now comes bundled with a revenue-creating toolbar which you cannot choose not to install, although you can uninstall/disable later.  I've spoken to the author in the past, and i know he is a nice guy, but you should probably avoid this unless you feel quite comfortable removing the toolbar and uninstalling parts of this installer.  Dissapointing :down:

Maybe someone knows something else as good and free of such trickery?

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ps. You may be able to find an older release which does not include the toolbar.