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IDEA: Screensaver that does *nothing* except run a .bat file

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I can only find one similar thread on this forum ....

The uses of an .scr to run a series of automated tasks are pretty obvious I think.  Surely there must be something already out there ?
If not - any takers ?


it's a great question.. i know there is one for doing this stuff and a bit more.. but i can't remember the name/link.  someone else will for sure though.

Windows task schedular (Start->Run    tasks) can be set to run anything when the computer has been idle x number of minutes... I know it's not exactly what you want... But similar...


It's curious.. This is already the third time someone asks for this.

Here's the links:

(maybe people keep asking because it's not really solved.)

SAE140: would you like to just have a bunch o stuff running when the screensaver starts and keep running, or would you like to have them running only while the screensaver is active?

from the second link, repeating it here since it's hard to find:

Screen Launcher
Screen Launcher lets you choose any program to run as a screensaver. You could start a Powerpoint, a movie or any EXE or associated file. To install, simply unzip, right-click and click Install on the context menu. You can then use Screen Launcher just like any other screensaver. To open files such as Powerpoint presentations, you must execute the powerpoint program and type the path to your ppt as a parameter. An example for displaying an image would be c:\winnt\system32\mspaint.exe c:\picture.bmp. Download today to take advantage of any media as a screensaver.
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xCAT - Program Saver v1.10
This program enables you to run any program if you are not using you computer. Compare it to an screensaver, that only runs when are not using your computer asswell, as soon as your computer is idle for a certain time this program will start a program you specify.
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