Screen Saver Gallery Auto-Start

Screen Saver Gallery can finally start automatically when your computer is inactive!

This is a bit of a technical achievement for me because the app is now 6 years old!

Auto-Start Instructions

Geek Talk

Turns out the solution was fairly easy. A Windows screensaver is simply an exe file with a scr extension. I was able to make a simple helper file which starts the SSG app as needed.

  • Update the app to be start-able in screensaver, config, and interactive mode.
  • Create a helper .exe file in C:\Windows\System32 with a .scr extension
  • The .scr file is triggered by Windows, and the file starts Screen Saver Gallery in the correct mode.